One Southern Indiana is once again featuring a Nonprofit Spotlight monthly in its One Weekly For and About Members edition.
This special feature showcases 1si’s nonprofit members. Spotlighting members from across the community, 1si’s Nonprofit Spotlight reflects the variety of our membership. If you would like to be featured in this section, please email Becky Ellenburg at Beckye@1si.org.
This month’s focus will be Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, Inc.
Company Name: Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, Inc.
Address: 1401 West Muhammad Ali Blvd Louisville, KY 40203
Business Phone: 502-569-9213
Contact Person: Bailey Hanks
Contact Title: Director of Special Events and Fund Development
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use 300 words or less to describe your agency and your impact on the community.
Agency Mission Statement or Description: Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
Year established: 1949.
Counties/regions serviced: Areas Served – Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana (jaky.org)
Focus areas: With interactive programs tailored to elementary, middle, and high school students, Junior Achievement introduces young people throughout our community to the realities and possibilities of the working world and personal finance. As the breadth of our communities’ problems seems to grow every day, we believe there is a way to get to the root of these growing issues. With our mission to inspire and prepare young people for success, we work to foster students’ belief in themselves and a sense of purpose to overcome life’s challenges. JA can change “I can’t” to “I can” through a scientifically proven approach by showing students how money, careers, and business ownership work. With the help of volunteer role models in proven programs, there comes a simple shift to a positive attitude.
Impact in community: During the 22-23 school year our goal is to reach 50,000 students from the Greater Louisville/Southern Indiana Community.
How 1si members can help your organization: We are always looking for volunteers to get involved in the classroom, to have a booth at our mega career fair, or participate in a bowling event with their coworkers to raise funds for JA!