Educational Institutions

Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South

  • Memphis, TN
  • www.jamemphis.org

Mission Statement

We are the passionate people behind a movement that seeks to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business, and economics to improve the quality of their lives.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. JA BizTown
  3. Classroom Programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

JA of Memphis serves the entire Mid-South, including, Memphis and Shelby Country, Jackson, TN, nothern Mississippi and eastern Arkansas.

ruling year

1994

Principal Officer since 2009

Self-reported

Larry D. Colbert

Co Principal Officer

Self-reported

Larry D. Colbert

Keywords

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education, business, enterprise

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Also Known As

Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South

EIN

62-0549549

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

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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In the Mid-South, we reach over 32,000 students annually with our in-school programs.  We also reach an additional 5-7,000 through the JA BizTown Capstone Program.

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

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.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

JA BizTown

This unique program, designed for 4th-6th grades, combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a fully interactive simulated town facility. JA BizTown helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world. Through the experiential learning process, students are actively engaged in posing questions, investigating, expressing curiosity, solving problems, and assuming responsibility.

JA BizTown features 15 public and private enterprises including a bank, radio station, city hall, restaurant, and other retail shops. Students experience the responsibilities of managing a business and acting as consumer, saver, investor, and citizen within the community.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$1,200,000.00

Program 3

Classroom Programs

Volunteers teach in-school programs based on Junior Achievement curricula. These programs range from Kindergarten through 12th grade and cover various age-appropriate topics pertaining to entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work-readiness.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$1,200,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

JA of Memphis serves the entire Mid-South, including, Memphis and Shelby Country, Jackson, TN, nothern Mississippi and eastern Arkansas.

Funding Needs

JA of Memphis is in need of $1.6 million to pay off its current mortgage.  Getting relief from the mortgage will allow management and staff to continue it's good work with the students in all school systems.

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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF MEMPHIS AND THE MID-SOUTH INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

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

Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Larry D. Colbert

Co Principal Officer

Larry D. Colbert

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"I am proud to represent such a great upstanding organization with a wonderful history.  Everyone can remember their JA experience.  I would love to invite you to visit our facility at 307 Madison Ave, 38103, Memphis, TN"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Board Member

Memphis

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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