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JA of Eastern Iowa Events

At JA of Eastern Iowa, we host several events throughout the year to raise money to support our programming. These events also engage the community in our efforts to reach students! Whether you'd like to get involved on an individual level or as a business through event sponsorship, we offer several ways for you to support our work while having a great time!

September 2024

Thu
19

Corridor Business Hall of Fame

When: Thursday, September 19, 2024
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton
Time: 5:00 PM CT

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa is currently accepting nominations for three elite individuals to be inducted as Laureates and one to be inducted as an Entrepreneur into the Corridor Business Hall of Fame. The event is to be held in September of 2024. Nominations for these prestigious awards will be accepted through Friday, March 29, 2024.

October 2024

Thu
10

Where: Bien Venu Event Center

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa is currently accepting nominations for three elite individuals to be inducted as Laureates and one to be inducted as an Entrepreneur into the Cedar Valley Business Hall of Fame. The event is to be held October 10, 2024. Nominations for these prestigious awards will be accepted through Friday, March 29, 2024.

PAST EVENTS

April 2024

Thu
25

Corridor JA Stock Market Challenge

When: Thursday, April 25, 2024
Where: Olympic Southside Theater
Time: 9:00 AM CT

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa's (JAEI) 5th Annual JA Stock Market Challenge event allows participants to experience the fast pace, cut throat day in the life of a stock market trader. The Stock Market Challenge is a technology based simulation of the stock market in which every 60 seconds represents a day of trading. Beginning with a hypothetical account balance of $500,000, the stakes are high and the competition is fierce. There will be a straight forward student competition during the day and a no holds barred adult version in the evening.

January 2024

Wed
17

JA Finance Park Mobile Pilot

When: Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - Thursday, January 18, 2024
Where: Betty Cherry Heritage Hall, Mount Mercy University
Time: 10:00 AM CT

JA Finance Park® Mobile is Junior Achievement’s capstone program for personal financial planning and career exploration. This program, comprising a curriculum and a simulation, helps students build a foundation on which they can make intelligent financial decisions that last a lifetime, including decisions related to income, expenses, savings, and credit.

This educator-led classroom curriculum culminates with a visit to JA Finance Park, a realistic mobile facility, where students engage with volunteers and put into practice what they’ve learned by developing a personal budget.

October 2023

Tue
24

Corridor Career Inspire (COPY_1715353453924)

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Where: Alliant Energy PowerHouse
Time: 9:00 AM CT

Career Inspire offers 9th grade students the opportunity to learn about careers from industry representatives in time to ensure their high school course work aligns with career goals and better prepare themselves for life after high school graduation.

Tue
24

Corridor Career Inspire

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Where: Alliant Energy PowerHouse
Time: 9:00 AM CT

Career Inspire offers 9th grade students the opportunity to learn about careers from industry representatives in time to ensure their high school course work aligns with career goals and better prepare themselves for life after high school graduation.

September 2023

Thu
28

Cedar Valley Career Inspire

When: Thursday, September 28, 2023 - Friday, September 29, 2023
Where: Waterloo Convention Center
Time: 9:00 AM CT

Career Inspire offers 8th and 9th grade students the opportunity to learn about careers from industry representatives in time to ensure their high school course work aligns with career goals and better prepare themselves for life after high school graduation.

Thu
28

Cedar Valley Career Inspire (COPY_1715353437303)

When: Thursday, September 28, 2023 - Friday, September 29, 2023
Where: Waterloo Convention Center
Time: 9:00 AM CT

Career Inspire offers 8th and 9th grade students the opportunity to learn about careers from industry representatives in time to ensure their high school course work aligns with career goals and better prepare themselves for life after high school graduation.

May 2023

Mon
1

JA BizTown Mobile pilot

When: Monday, May 01, 2023 - Friday, May 12, 2023
Where: Prairie Creek Intermediate School
Time: 8:00 AM CT

The JA BizTown® Mobile program provides educators with lessons and resources to effectively integrate financial literacy and work and career readiness into the elementary school classroom. The program supports critical thinking skills and student engagement, and helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world.

JA BizTown® Mobile culminates in an on-site mobile simulation experience where students operate a simulated community complete with stores, financial institutions, and a City Hall!

October 2022

Tue
25

Corridor Career Inspire 2022

When: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Where: Alliant Energy PowerHouse, Cedar Rapids
Time: 9:00 AM CT

Career Inspire offers 9th grade students the opportunity to learn about careers from industry representatives in time to ensure their high school course work aligns with career goals and better prepare themselves for life after high school graduation.

Thu
20

2022 Cedar Valley Business Hall of Fame

When: Thursday, October 20, 2022
Where: Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
Time: 5:00 PM CT

The 2022 Cedar Valley Business Hall of Fame, presented by First Interstate Bank, formerly Great Western Bank, marks the 28th anniversary of celebrating distinguished business leaders who have established a legacy of leadership within their industries and our community. Three laureates will be inducted into the Cedar Valley Business Hall of Fame, joining the elite group of past honorees, on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.

Thu
6

Cedar Valley Career Inspire 2022

When: Thursday, October 06, 2022 - Friday, October 07, 2022
Where: Waterloo Convention Center
Time: 9:00 AM CT

Career Inspire offers 8th and 9th grade students the opportunity to learn about careers from industry representatives in time to ensure their high school course work aligns with career goals and better prepare themselves for life after high school graduation.

September 2022

Thu
29

2022 Corridor Business Hall of Fame

When: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton
Time: 6:00 PM CT

The 2022 Corridor Business Hall of Fame, presented by U.S. Bank, marks the 23rd anniversary of celebrating distinguished business leaders who have established a legacy of leadership within their industries and our community. Three laureates and one emerging entrepreneur will be inducted into the Corridor Business Hall of Fame, joining the elite group of past honorees, on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

November 2021

Thu
4

JA Financially Fit 401K

When: Thursday, November 04, 2021 - Thursday, November 18, 2021
Where: Virtual- Anywhere you want!
Time: 12:00 AM CT

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa's 2nd annual JA Financially Fit 40.1K, presented by Collins Community Credit Union, allows participants to be physically and financially fit with JA.

May 2021

Thu
27

Taste of Achievement - Regional

When: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Where: Epic Event Center in Marion & Hosted Virtually
Time: 6:00 PM CT

New for 2021, participants will enjoy a variety of local food offerings, fine wines, specialty beers, and music while bidding on exclusive silent auction items.

April 2021

Wed
7

JA Titan Challenge Competition - Regional

When: Wednesday, April 07, 2021 - Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Where: Virtual
Time: 8:00 AM CT

The NEW JA Titan® Challenge is a regional day-long competition which places high school junior and senior students in the CEO seat to help increase their understanding of business. Young entrepreneurs are taught in an engaging way about the nuances of running a global business in a competitive, high tech marketplace. Schools in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo, and surrounding areas are welcome to join.

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