JA serving Marshall County partners with local schools and the business community to prepare local youth for economically independent futures based on strong economic knowledge and solid personal financial management skills. Schools in Marshall County look to Junior Achievement to provide the supplemental learning experiences that help young people develop the competence, confidence and character to make smart academic and economic decisions.
At every grade level, JA programs expose students to basic business concepts and the skills that enable them to understand real-life economics. Community volunteers visit local K-12 classrooms to deliver JA's professionally developed learning activities and share their real world experiences with students, helping students build an understanding of economic choices and the resulting consequences of each decision.
JA students develop the skills necessary to be confident adults, be financially literate, be able to set and achieve goals, be part of an educated local workforce, create new jobs and businesses, and raise families without outside financial support.
Junior Achievement serving Marshall County is trending towards major growth:
- 20 participating classrooms, reaching 500 students in 2012-2013
- 70 participating classrooms, reaching 1,675 students in 2013-2014
- 95 participating classrooms, reaching 2,400 students in 2014-2015
- 114 participating classrooms, reaching 2,700 students in 2015-2016
- 42% of students in Marshall County will be impacted by JA by 2017-2018
Locally, JA is is led by professional staff and a board of directors comprised of local business leaders that positions JA well to have insight into, and effectively address the specific needs of the communities within Marshall County.
"Supporting JA of Marshall County helps our students develop the skills they need to prosper as adults in our communities." --Tom Wiers, President, Wiers International Trucks, Plymouth, IN
Junior Achievement is proud to be a partner agency of the United Way of Marshall County.
To make a donation toward ensuring this learning continues in Marshall County, click here.
Phone Drive: Fall & Spring
Cheers to the businesses and community leaders who volunteer their time to secure pledges of financial support for the programs provided by Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana. Form a team to make calls and raise pledges for JA. Click here to donate without receiving a call from our Phone Drive.
"Be Our Guest": Spring
JA Achieve-A-Bowl: Spring
You don't have to be a great bowler to be successful. All you need is enthusiasm! Each year, Junior Achievement supporters get together at local bowling centers to raise funds for JA and have a great time doing it!
It's easy to particiapte just:
- Gather a team of 5 people, co-workers, family, or friends.
- Designate a team captain and return your registration form and fee.
- Encourage each bowler to raise pledges to support the JA programs.
- Arrive at the bowling center to bowl two games to support JA.
Thank you to our Title Sponsor: Wood Forest Bank
JA Appreciation Luncheon: Fall
MARSHALL COUNTY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Nick Chaney, U.S. Granules Corporation (Chair)
Lynn Morris, Niles Lankford Group (Treasurer)
Lorna Shively, WorkOne (Secretary)
Jim Cawthon, Ancilla College
Anna Corbett, Miller's Merry Manor
Trisha Crawford, ITAMCO
Lynn Chiu, TCU Insurance Agency
Greg Frushour, Mil-Tek Indiana Recycling
Carrie McGuire, Plymouth Community Schools
Melinda Overmyer, 1st Source Bank
Mark Senter, City of Plymouth
Larry Stewart, Woodforest Bank
Tom Wiers, Wiers International
Advisory:Carol Brown, Lake City Bank
Junior Achievement Serving Marshall County
P.O. Box 50 Plymouth, IN 46563
Phone: (574) 933-4462
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