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Junior Achievement

Inspire and prepare young people to succeed

Junior Achievement Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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

Screenshot of the JA Career Adventures program that shows a bunch of wooden direction signs each with a different career. They are buttons that lead to more information about the career. There is also an owl with a question mark over its head. Students click the owl after exploring this page to answer a quiz question.

JA Career Adventures

JA Career Adventures is a highly-engaging, digital program that encourages 6th grade students to think about not just what they want to be when they grow up, but also who they want to be!

Through lessons that fulfill 6th grade Ohio Learning Standards in Financial Literacy and the economics strand of Social Studies, students learn about finances, economics, careers, and themselves.

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JA Career Adventures

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
View the details for Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame 2022

Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame 2022

  Where: The Exchange at Bridge Park
 When: Thursday, November 03, 2022 5:00 PM

Join us for our 35th annual Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame, as we honor forward-thinking entrepreneurs and accomplished community leaders for their contributions to our region’s economic development and their commitment to business excellence.

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Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame 2022
View the details for JA Inspire Career Fair 2023

JA Inspire Career Fair 2023

  Where: Ohio Expo Center
 When: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 9:00 AM

JA Inspire is Junior Achievement’s career-pathing event for high school students in Columbus, Ohio and greater central Ohio.

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JA Inspire Career Fair 2023
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