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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 West Kentucky 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.

Volunteers, begin here

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.

Partners, begin here

JA of West Kentucky Spotlight

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JA Biztown Adventures Pilot Program!

Join our new JA Biztown simulations where 5th and 6th grade students learn all about running a business.
Students participate via an online platform and take on the roles of chief executive officer, chief financial officer, marketing director, sales manager, and consumer.

Students learn about topics such as debit/credit cards, filling out a check registry, ethics in business and business management during the five teacher-taught lessons before the simulation begins.

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Volunteering with Junior Achievement In-Person or Virtually

  Where: In a school classroom in our community or via an online platform
 Time Investment: Typically one hour, for five days

As a JA Volunteer, you'll be paired with a teacher in a classroom. This delivery method is an effective and popular way to show students a connection between the skills they are learning in the classroom and how they can get a more fulfilling career and life.

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Volunteering with Junior Achievement In-Person or Virtually
View the details for 2023 Owensboro Business Hall of Fame

2023 Owensboro Business Hall of Fame

  Where: Owensboro Convention Center
 When: Thursday, February 09, 2023 11:30 AM

Join us as we celebrate the best in business, inspiring the next in business at the Owensboro Convention Center.

Nominations are now being accepted for the February 2023 event! Enter the page to click on the nomination button!

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2023 Owensboro Business Hall of Fame
View the details for JA Digital Career Book

JA Digital Career Book

Grades: 6-12

JA Digital Career Book provides middle and high school students with a unique opportunity to engage in detailed career exploration, with a focus on opportunities in their own community and regional area. State-of-the-art technology includes graphic depiction of careers; an assessment to provide students with suggestions on careers that best suit their interests, talents, and values; and the opportunity to explore postsecondary education requirements, cost, and regional opportunities. Grades (6-12)

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Proudly Presented by U.S. Bank!

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