Educational Institutions

Junior Achievement

  • Louisville, KY
  • http://www.jaky.org

Mission Statement

JA's mission is to prepare and inspire young people for success in the global economy.  Founded in 1949, Junior Achievement began by teaching the skills of entrepreneurship to high school students. Now JA helps students from kindergarten through high school learn skills related to financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship.  JA is able to accomplish its purpose with the financial and volunteer support of a diverse pool of donors. Donors feel their gifts to Junior Achievement are a solid investment in the future of our young people.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Financial Literacy, Work Readiness and Entrepreneurship Programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

Kentucky

JA of Kentuckiana serves students in 26 Kentucky and Southern Indiana counties

ruling year

1994

Principal Officer since 2000

Self-reported

Ms. Debra Hoffer

Keywords

Self-reported

Education, Economics, Children, Business, Entrepreneurship, Elementary, Free Enterprise, Job Skills

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EIN

61-0476694

 Number

8443047723

Also Known As

JA

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Secondary/High School (B25)

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?

Programs

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Program 1

Thousands of volunteers help the Junior Achievement program by reaching out to nearly 50,000 students every year. Classroom volunteers use the age-appropriate themes and hands-on activities of Junior Achievement's elementary program to help young students recognize their place in this world. Students learn how each person and each family play a part in our economy, and how cities, states, and businesses work. In the high school programs, students translate abstract classroom theory into real-life applications. They also learn how economics affects the world as a whole. When presented with problem-solving situations, students sharpen their decision-making and leadership skills to become ready for the real workforce.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Financial Literacy, Work Readiness and Entrepreneurship Programs

The mission of Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy.  JA's age-appropriate classroom and experiential programs begin at the elementary school level, teaching children how they can influence the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers.  The learning continues through the middle and high school grades, as students prepare for the economic and workforce issues they will face in the future.  Program content is correlated with state and local learning standards.  JA uses classroom lessons taught by volunteers and teachers, as well as hands-on experiences in learning laboratories to help young people understand the economics of life.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$1,400,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Kentucky

JA of Kentuckiana serves students in 26 Kentucky and Southern Indiana counties

Funding Needs

Junior  Achievement needs $1,400,000 in donations from the private sector or foundations in order to serve 48,000 students each year.  The need will grow as JA serves new groups of students.  Each year teacher requests for programs go unmet because of limited resources.

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

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Operations

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Junior Achievement

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Debra Hoffer

BIO

Debra Hoffer, President, has served children in the Louisville Metro Area more than 29 years. Before appointed president to Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana she held the positions of Executive Director of the Louisville Ballet and Managing Director for Stage One, the Louisville Children's Theatre. Hoffer earned an MA in Arts Administration from Indiana University and a BA from the University of Strasbourg, France.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Donald J. Kelly

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLC

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