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Junior Achievement

Boundless Futures through Education

Junior Achievement of Central Ohio is a nonprofit that inspires and prepares young people for success

How you can get started

Junior Achievement of Central Ohio provides several ways that you can get involved whether you’re someone looking to volunteer, part of a district or school looking for educational materials, or part of a business looking to help us expand the reach of our mission.


In-person or Virtual you can Volunteer with Junior Achievement and make a profound difference in the youth of our community.

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Schools and Parents

Junior Achievement provides activities, guides, thought leadership and lots of additional resources to support learning.

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Junior Achievement partners with corporations and individuals to fund the programs that are delivered to our local students.

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JA of Central Ohio Spotlight


JA Financial Literacy Course

JA Financial Literacy is a one-semester teacher-led course that fulfills Ohio Senate Bill 1- Financial Literacy Half-Unit Course requirements and is 100% aligned with the new standards.

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JA Financial Literacy Course
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JA Finance Park

  Where: Our JA Facility
 Time Investment: Typically 6 hours

You'll be in an actual simulated city! You'll help guide students through their assigned family scenario where they will visit many different businesses. They must purchase items to meet the needs of their family, such as insurance, clothing, transportation, housing, groceries, and childcare—without spending more than they earn.

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JA Finance Park
View the details for JA Inspire Career Fair 2024

JA Inspire Career Fair 2024

  Where: Lausche Building, Ohio Expo Center
 When: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 8:00 AM

JA Inspire is an experiential career-pathway program for high school students brought to life by our region’s employers. This program exposes students to central Ohio’s jobs, career opportunities, and education pathways.

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JA Inspire Career Fair 2024
Read the JA Volunteer Village

JA Volunteer Village

We all know that 'it takes a village...' and we hope you'll sign up to be a part of ours! JA's Volunteer Village includes people who want to be contacted to fill individual volunteer spots and/or help fill in the gaps at group volunteer events.

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