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JA Quarterly Newsletter - October


JA Inspiration Center Rendering

Image caption: A sneak peak at the future JA BizTown

In partnership with Vibrant Credit Union, we will convert 13,000 square feet of a former big box store building in Moline to serve as the new JA Inspiration Center to house our one-day, hands-on interactive learning experiences, JA BizTown® and JA Finance Park®. The only place in the community where they can practice the real-life skills that they will need as an adult. Students will work a job, manage their finances, and contribute to their community, all while learning about various career options.

Scheduled to begin operations in October 2024, the new facility will increase our capacity by 30% and will feature state-of-the-art technology, hands-on career engagement opportunities, and meeting space for use by the broader community.

Please consider making a donation to help bring the JA Inspiration Center to life.

Volunteer Spotlight

David Yeager, John Deere Dubuque Works

4-year volunteer | 4 classes | 93 students impacted | Received Volunteer of the Year Award at John Deere

"I choose to support Junior Achievement because of its ability to teach children financial literacy and how to be a model citizen that will make an impact in their communities."

Due to his dedication to JA, John Deere donated $1,000 to support JA's mission!

Female student thinking

Elevate Your Teaching Experience with Desire2Learn!


We are excited to announce the launch of our new JA Learning Platform, powered by D2L (Desire2Learn). This user-friendly platform aims to elevate the volunteer and educator experience by providing convenient access to digital program materials and a range of new features that will enhance the student’s journey toward success.

Educators and volunteers will learn how to access D2L from their JA Education Manager prior to the start of their JA program.

Select a button below to see how you or your organization can get involved with Junior Achievement of the Heartland.

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