At JA, we host several signature events throughout the year to raise money to support our programming, as well as to engage the community in our educational work.  Whether you’re looking to get involved on an individual or corporate level, JA offers ways for you to further Junior Achievement’s mission and have a great time doing it.



Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame Laureate Induction Ceremony: Help us honor business leaders for their accomplishments and inspire the next generation of professionals.  The 2013-2014 laureate induction took place February 4th, 2014.  Click here for more information.

Central Illinois Student Business Challenge:  Using the JA Titan online business simulation program, the Student Business Challenge places high school students in the CEO’s seat and increases their understanding of the real world of business.  Young entrepreneurs are taught in an engaging way about the nuances of running a global business in a competitive, high-tech marketplace.  Click here to view sponsorship opportunities. 

The Stock Market Challenge: Rise to the top in this thrilling competition.  The Stock Market Challenge is an exciting, fast-paced competition, which is centered on a software system that simulates a 60-day cycle of the stock market and its functions of buying, selling, analysis, and risk.  The Stock Market Challenge will take place June 12, 2014.  Call 309-682-1800 for sponsorship opportunities.  More details coming soon!


JA Scares & Spares Bowl-a-Thon: Have a scary good time and bowl for Junior Achievement!  Companies and individuals can form teams of six, collect pledges online for JA, and have a spooktacular time at JA’s one of a kind bowling spectacular. Frightful fun is in store with bowling, food, and prizes. Sponsorships are also available at various levels.  The 2013-2014 bowl-a-thon took place in October of 2013.  Stay tuned for 2014-2015 bowl-a-thon details!