Junior Achievement needs our help!

A word from Junior Achievement…

We’ve reached a critical juncture. Our current Maplewood facility serves 20% more students than the building was designed to accommodate. Despite this over-capacity, we are still turning away educators and students who want to integrate JA’s experiential programs into their 5th through 12th grade curriculum.

The Let’s Build campaign will enable us to double the number of students served in our learning center from 17,000 to 34,000. The campaign will also grow the Junior Achievement Foundation of the Upper Midwest, providing funding to meet new demands for program expansion, operating needs, technology upgrades and the ability to continue providing our programs to local schools at little or no cost. Shop sponsorships will introduce students to careers in Minnesota’s six Career Fields with the revenue supporting ongoing operations.

We have purchased a property at 1745 University Ave, centrally located in the Midway neighborhood of St. Paul, which will be redesigned and refurbished to meet our specific needs. We’re excited about our future St. Paul home, opening in the Fall of 2018.

Learn more about the Let’s Build campaign and how you can get involved.

JA summer camps teach kids about entrepreneurship, STEM careers

JA Summer Camps provide a unique opportunity for students entering grades 4-8 to participate in a fun, interactive and educational camp experience. The June session introduces kids to STEM careers; the July session will appeal to the young entrepreneur.

Dates
STEM Camp 
Monday-Thursday, June 19-22, 2017

Young Entrepreneur’s Camp
Monday-Thursday, July 24-27, 2017

Time
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (daily)
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (extended day)

Location
Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest
Maplewood, MN (directions)
NOTE: Transportation not provided

Cost
$185 per session; $350 for both
$15 discount to JA teachers and volunteers
$40 additional for extended day