Youth Development

Junior Achievement

  • Peoria Heights, IL
  • www.JuniorAchievement.biz

Mission Statement

The mission of Junior Achievement is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA offers a product and a service that bridges education and business. The students' question "why do I gotta learn this stuff?" is answered. And JA betters the business environment of the volunteer.

Main Programs

  1. http://www.ja.org/programs/programs.shtml
Service Areas

Self-reported

Illinois

Counties are: Fulton, Knox, Logan, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McLean, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, Woodford, and Livingston.

ruling year

1994

Principal Officer since 2004

Self-reported

Mr. Larry Timm

Keywords

Self-reported

financial literacy, work readiness, entrepreneurship

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Also Known As

JA

EIN

37-0657600

 Number

1851927190

Physical Address

4450 N. Prospect Road Suite C6

Peoria Heights, IL 61616 6578

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Business, Youth Development (O53)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Business and Industry (S40)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Junior Achievement (JA) is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Junior Achievement of Central Illinois is a member of JA Worldwide®(http://www.ja.org/about/about_news_fact.shtml) and part of a global organization that operates in 123 countries and reaches 9.7 million students. JA programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities. JA's unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver our curriculum while sharing their experiences with students. Embodying the heart of JA, our 384,925 classroom volunteers transform the key concepts of our lessons into a message that inspires and empowers students to believe in themselves, showing them they can make a difference in the world. Locally, JA of Central Illinois has grown 265% in the classroom in recent years, making it one of the fastest-growing Junior Achievement offices in America, resulting in several local and national awards(http://www.juniorachievement.biz/awards.html) . Nearly 13,400 students in over 600 classrooms experienced JA in central Illinois in during the 2009-10 school year.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

http://www.ja.org/programs/programs.shtml

Through age-appropriate curricula, Junior Achievement programs begin at the elementary school level, teaching children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers. Junior Achievement programs continue through the middle and high school grades, preparing students for future economic and workforce issues they'll face.

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Service Areas

Self-reported

Illinois

Counties are: Fulton, Knox, Logan, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McLean, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, Woodford, and Livingston.

Funding Needs

http://www.juniorachievement.biz/contributions.html   http://www.juniorachievement.biz/waystogive.html

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Financials

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

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Junior Achievement

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Larry Timm

BIO

As the President of Junior Achievement of Central Illinois since 2004, Larry has brought a fresh vision to the organization with a win-win approach to recruiting sponsors and volunteers. He has actively fostered the concept that contributions of both time and money to JA are an investment in the future that will benefit everyone.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Edward Scott

Corporate Treasurer, Caterpillar Inc.

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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