More than 6,100 young people across LaPorte County are building economic knowledge and personal financial literacy through JA programs during this school year. The learning is possible because of our community's educators who invite JA programs into their classrooms and volunteers who mentor the youth. To join as a volunteer, contact Lisa Scheller, (219) 873-3002, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To make a donation to ensure this learning continues, click here. 

Volunteer Conduct Standards


Achieve-A-Bowl: Wednesday, April 19th (LaPorte) & Saturday, April 22nd (Michigan City)

 April 19th: Thunderbird Lanes
 5:30pm - Registration Begins
 6pm-8pm - Bowling 

April 22nd: City Lanes
12:00pm - Registration Begins
12:30pm-2:30pm - Bowling

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 is easy to participate. 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

Phone Drive: 

Cheers to the businesses and community leaders who volunteer their time to secure pledges of financial support for the programs provided by Junior Achievement serving LaPorte County. Form a team to make calls, write letters, or make personal visits and raise pledges for JA.

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Executive Members

Keith Casey, Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (President)
Crystal Williams-French, NiSource (Vice President) 
Debbie Otto, Intercontinental Subscription Service (Treasurer)
Robin Kohn, Michigan City Public Library (Secretary) 


Chip Claussen, Michigan City Public Library  
Isaac Moore, Bosak Motor
Ashley Ondreskly, Woodforest National Bank
Tom Powley, Fifth Third Bank
Dave Pratt, Purdue University North Central 
Casey Rees, Purdue Federal Credit Union
Jay Sittig, VanAir Mobile Power Solutions
Seth Spencer, Sera Solutions

Advisory Members

Blake Applegate, Applegate & Co., CPA's
Sarah Brown, Edward Jones - LaPorte
Sacha Burns, LaPorte County Solid Waste District
Bill Hackney, The News Dispatch & Herald Argus 
Robert Lake, PUBCO Printing
Dan McKibben, Westville Middle-High School 
Rita Mrozinski, Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce 
Kimberly Palmer, Coolspring Elementary School
Carl Savich, General Insurance Services, Inc. 
Jennifer Shoup, Horizon Bank
Stephanie Stout, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Andy Swan, Blocksom & Company 
Benjamin C. Tonagel, LaPorte High School
Amy Welkie, 1st Source - Westville Banking Center
Lance Werner, Michigan City Area Schools 

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