Youth Development

Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana, Inc.

  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • http://jani.org/

Mission Statement

Junior Achievement educates and inspires young people to value free enterprise, business and economics to improve the quality of their lives.

Main Programs

  1. JA Ourselves
  2. JA Our Families
  3. JA Our Community
  4. JA Our City
  5. JA Our Region
  6. JA Our Nation
  7. JA Global Marketplace
  8. JA Economics for Success
  9. JA It's My Business
  10. JA It's My Future
  11. JA Career Success
  12. JA Personal Finance
  13. JA Titan
  14. JA Economics
Service Areas

Self-reported

Indiana

We serve 30 counties in Northern Indiana, Western Ohio, and Southern Michigan. Those counties are; Adams County, Allen County, Benton County, Berrien County, Carroll County, Cass County (Indiana and Michigan), Dekalb County, Elkhart County, Fulton County, Grant County, Greater Lafayette, Huntington County, Jasper County, Kosciusko County, LaGrange County, La Porte County, Marshall County, Miami County, Newton County, Noble County, Pulaski County, St. Joseph County, Starke County, Steuben County, Van Wert County, Wabash County, Wells County, White County, and Whitley County.

ruling year

1994

President

Self-reported

Ms. Lena Yarian

Keywords

Self-reported

education, business, entrepreneurship, financial literacy

Notes from the Nonprofit

If you are interested in volunteering with Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana, please contact us at (260) 484 2543 or submit a form on our website, jani.org.

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Also Known As

JANI

EIN

35-0922731

 Number

3244466454

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Business, Youth Development (O53)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

JA Ourselves

This program enables kindergarten students to learn about helping, working, earning, and saving. The students discover personal characteristics, including self-concept, taking responsibility, cooperating with others, making decisions, and setting personal goals.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

Budget

Program 2

JA Our Families

This program teaches 1st grade students about needs, wants, workplace tools and skills, and interdependence. As they learn about jobs that provide for needs and wants, they discover how each person contributes to the well-being of the family.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

Budget

Program 3

JA Our Community

This program helps 2nd graders explore the interdependent roles of workers in a community, the work they perform, and how communities thrive.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

Budget

Program 4

JA Our City

This program exposes 3rd grade students to careers, the skills people need to work in specific careers, and how businesses contribute to a city. They also learn about economic development, local businesses, and career opportunities.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

Budget

Program 5

JA Our Region

This program introduces 4th grade students to the relationship between different resources as they explore regional businesses that produce goods and services for consumers. Students will learn about supply chain and problem solving by weighing risks and potential rewards. They learn about entrepreneurship and economic interdependence.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

Budget

Program 6

JA Our Nation

This program provides 5th grade students with practical information about business need for individuals who can meet the demands of the job market. The program focuses on careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) arena and students learn about the entrepreneurial thinking that meets the requirements of business and competition worldwide.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

Budget

Program 7

JA Global Marketplace

This program connects historic and contemporary international business concepts and practices as students learn about international markets; cultural exchange; flow of information, human resources, and financial capital; and international law. They discover how international trade works and how it affects their daily lives.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

Program 8

JA Economics for Success

This program enables students to learn about personal finance and their educational and career options. With a focus on their own skills, interests, and values, the students investigate choices and self-knowledge, decision-making, education and career options, budgeting, credit, and financial risk. They also apply their knowledge of personal finance as they build comprehension regarding needs versus wants that will result in sound money management, regardless of income.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

Program 9

JA It's My Business

This program emphasizes entrepreneurship and the critical thinking and other skills needed. The students apply the knowledge and learn positive attitudes as they explore and enhance their career aspirations and educational pursuits.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

Program 10

JA It's My Future

This program provides practical information about preparing for the working world while still in middle school. They explore potential careers, discover how to plan and look for a job, and learn how to keep it.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

Program 11

JA Career Success

This program equips students with the tools and skills required to earn and keep a job in high-growth industries.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

Program 12

JA Personal Finance

This program focuses on earning money, spending money wisely through budgeting, saving and investing money, using credit cautiously, and protecting personal finances. Students will be able to recognize fundamental elements of their personal finances and apply these fundamental elements to a personal financial plan that allows them to set specific goals for their lifelong financial needs.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

Program 13

JA Titan

This program capitalizes on technology through classroom activities and a tournament challenge that teach students about business and economics. As students manage a virtual business, they learn to make price, production, capital investment, marketing, and research and development decisions. During the activities, they build teamwork, critical thinking, and strategic development skills as they apply economic concepts and make decisions that result in consequences to a company’s bottom line.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

Program 14

JA Economics

This program shares the fundamental concepts of micro-, macro-, and international economics with students. Students develop their economic thinking and knowledge using an interactive textbook and a coordinating study guide as they examine the structure and values of the US economic system and explore business operations. They also study the emerging global economy and gain the knowledge and skills they need to function as competent citizens.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Indiana

We serve 30 counties in Northern Indiana, Western Ohio, and Southern Michigan. Those counties are; Adams County, Allen County, Benton County, Berrien County, Carroll County, Cass County (Indiana and Michigan), Dekalb County, Elkhart County, Fulton County, Grant County, Greater Lafayette, Huntington County, Jasper County, Kosciusko County, LaGrange County, La Porte County, Marshall County, Miami County, Newton County, Noble County, Pulaski County, St. Joseph County, Starke County, Steuben County, Van Wert County, Wabash County, Wells County, White County, and Whitley County.

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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NORTHERN IN. INC.
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana, Inc.

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President

Ms. Lena Yarian

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Doug Wood

PNC Financial Services Group

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