STEM Fest 2017

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Junior Achievement was excited to partner with Nelson Labs and the Women in STEM Education (WISE) Committee at Utah STEM Fest to bring hands-on activities to help spark students’ interest in science and science related careers. The WISE committee is made up of 17 women scientists and leaders at Nelson Laboratories who are committed to bringing the passion for STEM careers to youths of all ages.  STEM fest is a 2-day event for 5th-10th grade students held at the South Towne Expo Center, October 3-4, 2017.

The Nelson Labs booth at STEM Fest will have hands-on activities and fun giveaways for students. Activities include a bullseye micropipette game, a nitinol wire demonstration, a microorganism matching game, microscopes to view microorganisms, and a life-size skeleton equipped with real medical devices.

Junior Achievement has put new focus on our involvement in STEM events and programs as part of the Utah STEM and Career Initiative. Our goal is to expose students to a wide range of career possibilities in science, technology, engineering and math related fields and help provide them with the resources to begin focusing on and pursuing these career interests at an early age.



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Join Utah’s top Business, Government and Community Leaders for a mentoring experience you won’t soon forget!


May 25, 2017

9am – 1pm (including lunch with the students!)

 What is JA-in-a-Day?  JA-in-a-Day provides the 5-6 in-class lessons in a one day format rather than being spread out over the course of several weeks.

This is an one of a kind opportunity to engage with the amazing students at Edison Elementary.

If you are interested in participating and need more information please contact


Get More Info and Register Here.

Sponsored by

School Sponsors

Delta Air Lines | Synchrony Financial

Play For JA!

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This year in conjunction with our annual Bowl-A-Thon we want you to get your game on and . . .

Play For JA!

March 23 & 24

Junior Achievement will join with The Biz Games at Soccer City for

Fun, Food and Competition to benefit Utah’s Students!

Play as an individual or team of 5 and rotate between ping pong, foosball, Texas Hold ‘Em, video game tournament and golf simulator. Open play games including giant Jenga and corn hole will be going all day long . . .

$30 for an individual or $150 for a team of 5, the games will run in 2-3 hour shifts from 9am – 6pm.

See Full Game Schedule

For more information on how you can participate you can visit our webpage


or contact

Want to be a Play For JA sponsor?  Here’s all the info!



E*TRADE Partners with Junior Achievement

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EY Volunteer PicJunior Achievement USA (JA) and E*TRADE announced an initiative in which E*TRADE colleagues, leveraging JA curriculum, will teach students in seven markets across the country, including our own JA of Utah.

This summer, E*TRADE colleagues volunteered to help support the 6th Annual JA 5K Challenge and Fun Run at Rio Tinto Stadium and participated in the 31st Annual JA Golf Classic at Park Meadow Country Club.  Proceeds from these event provide JA in-class program to students throughout Utah.  JA in-class programs  educate students about real-world concepts in entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy using Junior Achievement’s experiential curriculum. Through their participation in JA programs, students will learn important skills such as budgeting, how to successfully interview for a job, and how to start their own business venture.  E*TRADE  colleagues also volunteered at  JA City, provided 5th grade students the a real-world look at what it’s like to be an adult for the day.

“This initiative delivers squarely on our mission of empowering individuals to take control of their finances,” said Kimberly Walton, Senior Vice President at E*TRADE Financial. “When it comes to career preparation and financial literacy, you can never start learning too early – and we’re thrilled to work with JA to help students through real-world experiences in schools throughout the country.”

Thanks, E*TRADE

“We love having this opportunity to visit JA City because it opens up our students’ minds to real-world possibilities.” – Miss Rich, Teacher, Doxey Elementary

“I think it’s a really fun experience to be an adult for a day.” – Student, Crestview Elementary

“Preparing for JA City is a lot of work but very valuable skills that students will use in their everyday life. Going to JA City is the highlight of 5th grade.” – Christine, Teacher, Crestview Elementary

“I had so much fun seeing the excitement and enthusiasm of the kids. This is my second year and I love JA City!” – Tim Wright, E*TRADE Volunteer


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