Youth Development

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma, Inc.

  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • www.jaok.org

Mission Statement

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy.

Main Programs

  1. JA Elementary Programs
  2. JA Middle Grades Programs
  3. JA High School Programs
Service Areas

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Oklahoma

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma is licensed to serve the entire state of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma City office focuses on the Oklahoma City metro and surrounding areas including Norman, Edmond, Shawnee, and Yukon.

ruling year

1994

Principal Officer since 1998

Self-reported

Shannan Beeler

Keywords

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inspires and prepares young people, financial literacy, financial education, entrepreneur, volunteerism, junior achievement, JA

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EIN

73-0757053

 Number

7706449177

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Business, Youth Development (O53)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

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?

Overview

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Our volunteer driven experiential programs give students knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement helps to enhance the relevance of students' classroom learning and increase their understanding of the value of staying in school.

Programs

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Program 1

JA Elementary Programs

JA's elementary school programs are the foundation of its K-12 curricula. The programs include six sequential themes for kindergarten through fifth-grade students and one capstone experience. Students learn the basic concepts of business and economics and how education is relevant to the workplace. The sequential activities build on studies from each preceding grade and prepare students for secondary school and lifelong learning. All JA programs are designed to support the skills and competencies identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. These programs also augment school-based, work-based, and connecting activities for communities with school-to-work initiatives.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 2

JA Middle Grades Programs

JA's middle grades programs for students in grades 6-8 include economics and business curricula and a capstone experience. These programs build on concepts the students learned in Junior Achievement's elementary school program and help teens make difficult decisions about how to best prepare for their educational and professional future. The programs supplement standard social studies curricula and develop communication skills that are essential to success in the business world. All JA programs are designed to support the skills and competencies identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. These programs also augment school-based, work-based, and connecting activities for communities with school-to-work initiatives.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$30 per student

Program 3

JA High School Programs

With a range of different programs, Junior Achievement teaches concepts relating to entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness. JA's high school programs for students in grades 9-12 include economic and business curricula, an after-school student-led enterprise, and a one-day workplace capstone experience. Junior Achievement's high school programs help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future, and foster skills that will be highly useful in the business world. All JA programs are designed to support the skills and competencies identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. These programs also augment school-based, work-based, and connecting activites for communities with school-to-work initiatives.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$30 per student

Service Areas

Self-reported

Oklahoma

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma is licensed to serve the entire state of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma City office focuses on the Oklahoma City metro and surrounding areas including Norman, Edmond, Shawnee, and Yukon.

Funding Needs

1. Classroom Volunteers - Trained by JA staff to teach financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship in K-12th grade classrooms.2. Special Event volunteers and participants for fall student stock market event, and spring adult bowling, golf, & luncheon events. 3. Program costs including curriculum, recruitment and training: $30 per student, $750 per classroom. 4. Special event corporate sponsorships. 5. Staff training and retention.

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Financials

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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF OKLAHOMA, 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 of Oklahoma, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Shannan Beeler

BIO

Beeler has been with Junior Achievement (JA) for 17 years and has served in roles both in Oklahoma and for the national office (JA USA). When she began in 1998 as President of Junior Achievement of Greater Tulsa the organization served 9,400 students which has grown to a statewide organization now serving over 55,000 students. During her tenure the organization underwent a 3.2 million capital campaign to build a facility which houses JA BizTown and also serves as the corporate headquarters located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2000, she received the Karl Flemke Pioneer Achievement Award, presented to first-time Junior Achievement presidents who have demonstrated outstanding organizational contributions and accomplishments. In 2005 she received the Tulsa Business Journal's Influential Women in Business Award. She is a Leadership Tulsa Class 26 graduate and was selected for Leadership Oklahoma Class 25. She serves on various committees in both the community and within JA USA, and is active in youth and education issues. She also is a member of the Tulsa Rotary Club and an active member of her church. Beeler holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Oklahoma State University and a master's degree in social work from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to joining Junior Achievement, she was the executive director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Stillwater, Oklahoma and a youth and family counselor. Shannan currently resides in Jenks Oklahoma with her husband Will and her three children.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"During a time when our local and national news is headlined daily by financial turmoil, it is critical that our young people have financial literacy skills. At Junior Achievement of Oklahoma, we give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Our corporate and community volunteers deliver relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Lori Pumphrey

United States Beef Corp.

Term: July 2015 - June 2017

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