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Achieve More - $10 Million Campaign

The Achieve More Campaign enables Junior Achievement (JA) to reach more K-12 students in urban, rural and suburban areas. All communities in JA’s 25-county region need access to workforce readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship programs that inspire and prepare their youth for success.

Empowering Students, Building Strong Communities

How Junior Achievement Will Impact More Students:

Launch JA’s Learning Center in Newark, OH

  • JA’s new Learning Center will open in early 2025, providing JA BizTown, JA Finance Park, JA Inspire, and in-the-classroom programming to more communities.

Enhance and expand elementary, middle, and high school student engagement

  • The campaign's early stages allowed JA to renovate its Learning Center in Columbus. These renovations enhanced JA BizTown, designed for elementary students, improved safety, and created an engaging and inspiring environment.
  • JA Finance Park is a new addition to the JA Learning Center in Columbus. It is designed to engage thousands of middle school students every year.
  • JA Inspire is a new program that engages thousands of high school students. It is an innovative job fair that acts as another touchpoint after JA Finance Park and JA BizTown, empowering students to explore their interests, future career opportunities, and local employers.

For more information or to get involved, contact Beth Tyburski (


Want to know more about the programs JA's bringing to our community?

Watch these quick videos to see them in action!

JA BizTown | JA Finance Park | JA Inspire


About JA Learning Centers

Junior Achievement of Central Ohio has two Learning Centers, one in Columbus and another opening in Newark in 2025. These Learning Centers house JA BizTown, JA Finance Park, and enable the implementation of in the classroom programs in surrounding areas. At JA BizTown fifth-grade students complete a four-week economics curriculum before visiting JA’s Learning Center, where they make important decisions for their businesses and town, connecting classroom learning to the real world. JA Finance Park educates middle and high school students on personal financial planning and career exploration. The program includes classroom lessons and a visit to JA Finance Park, where volunteers help students learn about career options and manage their monthly expenses using an assigned Life Profile.

Thank you to our annual sponsors and our presenting sponsor of JA BizTown in Newark, Meta, who help our programs to life, providing real-world relevance to students in our region.

Junior Achievement Learning Center – Columbus Sponsors: Abercrombie & Fitch, Advanced Drainage Systems, American Electric Ohio Foundation, Amazon, Amazon Web Services, Battelle, Bread Financial, Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation, Cardinal Health, The Columbus Foundation, Diamond Hill, Discover, Donatos, Google, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Honda, Huntington, IGS Energy, Installed Building Products, Meta, ODW Logistics, Pepper Construction, Rockbridge, State Farm, SWACO, and Vantage Financial.

Junior Achievement Learning Center – Newark: Thank you to presenting JA BizTown Sponsor Meta. Additional Sponsors: Advanced Drainage Systems, Amazon, Amazon Web Services, Central Ohio Technical College, City of Newark, Columbia Gas of Ohio, Discover Financial, Express Wash Concepts, Google, Huntington, Installed Building Products, Licking Memorial Health Systems, Mortellaro McDonalds, MPW Services, Park National Bank, Robertson Construction, and State Farm.


Achieve More - $10 Million Campaign

Why it Matters?

Ohio youth need a pathway to purpose and work satisfaction during a time of economic uncertainty.

Employers Need Achieve More

The expansion work that Junior Achievement is doing will bridge the skills development gap by connecting employers’ talent needs and the successful and sustained employment of Ohio’s youth.

Junior Achievement of Central Ohio

Your donation to Junior Achievement of Central Ohio will directly impact the lives of youth right here in Central Ohio

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