Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest

Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments We reached more than 169,900 students during the 2018-2019 school year with 1.25 million hours of educational programming. Our programs help our students learn how to manage money, prepare for a successful career and start businesses that create jobs.
Current Goals Junior Achievement is in the first year of a three-year-strategic plan called Impact 2022. We have invested heavily in our pathways model. JA Pathways is an innovative approach to learning that infuses the best of youth development with established K-12 education models. Through a continuum of progressive learning experiences, students develop competencies needed to be financially capable, work and career ready, and entrepreneurially minded, which ultimately sets them on the path to a successful future.
Community or Constituency Served Kindergarten through high school students in Minnesota, North Dakota and 4 counties in Western Wisconsin
Geographic Area Served Minnesota, North Dakota and 4 counties in Western Wisconsin

Reports & Finances

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Major Program Expenses
JA Traditional In School Program:
$3,138,706
JA Experiential Learning Labs:
$1,186,800
JA Out of School:
$85,656
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
$8,085,387
86.5%
Management
$462,495
4.9%
Fundraising
$801,333
8.6%
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Difference:

$868,142
$2,328,101
($1,459,959)
2018
$2,328,101
$2,034,513
$293,588
2017
$2,034,513
$3,485,200
($1,450,687)

Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 04/28/2020

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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Address:
1745 University Ave W
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104
Phone: 651-255-0055
Website: jaum.org

General Information

Alternative Name: JAUM, Junior Achievement, JA
EIN: 41-1424988
Principal Staff: Regina (Gina) Blayney
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 46
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: FY 2018-2019 - 169,990 students and 10,475 teachers
Ruling Year: 1949

Board

Board Chair: Jan Kruchoski
Number of Board Members: 67
Board Meetings with Quorum: 14
Average Member Attendance: 38.8

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