Board of Directors JA Impact Elkhart County Support JA serving Elkhart County Events


How do you empower Elkhart County's youth to take ownership of their future? You teach them how to be ready for the workplace; show them the possibilities as an entrepreneur and teach them how to manage their money. For more than five decades, Junior Achievement has made its presence known in the Elkhart area.

Every JA student learns how to bridge the gap between what is taught in the classroom and their future. This is crucial to their success. Each of JA’s programs is in line with the values of local business. Whether it’s teaching hard work, developing a skill set or freeing the entrepreneurial spirit, JA’s curriculum brings it all to the table.

With this mission, JA reached over 6,700 students in 2016-2017! They accomplished this working in all 7 school corporations in Elkhart County. In July 2013, JA partnered with Horizon Education Alliance to lay the foundation for Financial Literacy in the community.

Lemonade Day was also added to the services JA provides the students of Elkhart County. On Lemonade Day, every May, students across the county participate as budding entrepreneurs by creating and running their own Lemonade stand. With the mission of spend a little, save a little, share a little, Lemonade Day is a perfect hands-on application of the skills students learn in the classroom with JA.

JA brings their 100-year financial literacy track record to the table. Between JA, HEA and Elkhart County Schools, young men and women will graduate workforce ready, financially literate and demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset.

JA serving Elkhart County would like to thank all of the teachers who invite us into their classrooms, our terrific volunteers who use their own experience and expertise to make the JA lessons come alive, and our generous contributors who provide the funding to help our students succeed in the global economy!

Interested in volunteering in the classroom or would like JA in your classroom? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Junior Achievement programs make an impact in the lives of our students and impact our community by ensuring our kids are ready for the workplace, college or where ever their path leads!



Junior Achievement serving Elkart County is looking for amazing volunteers to make a difference in the lives of our kindergarten though 12th grade students. If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information on how your company or organization can partner with JA to have an impact in our schools, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Programs Manager for Elkhart County.

Liz Brow
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Elkhart County Lemonade Day - May 19, 2018 

Elkhart Business Legacy Hall of Fame Induction Gala, August 25, 2018 6-9p.m.

Lemonade Day

Spend a little, Save a little, Share a little! 



Adam Bujalski, Interra Credit Union, Elkhart City Councilman (Chair)
Amish Shah, Kem Krest Corporation (Interim Board Chair) 
Jim Story, 1st Source Bank (Vice Chair)
Kurt Kruggel, Kruggel Lawton CPA (Treasurer)
Brandi Millslagle, Century 21 Affiliated (Treasurer)
Sheila Sieradzki, Centier Bank (Secretary)


Ron BonDurant, Lake City Bank
Diana Evans, Ivy Corporation
Meggan Fink, Kem Krest Corporation
Jill Hardesty, Gibson
Cory Marlow, Raymond James Advisors
Marcus Montie, Lippert Components
Mike Nicolini, RSM, LLC
Chris Risse, Mediaryte
Katie Schmidt, Mutual Bank
Derrick Sousley, White Lodging 
Alyssa Staley, Indiana Toll Road
Eddie Tabor, Chase Bank
Doug Wait, Wait Industries LLC 


Junior Achievement Serving Elkhart County
3221 Magnum Drive Elkhart, IN 46516
Phone: (574) 293-4530