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!



Wayne Cederholm II Memorial Golf Tournament

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Join us for the WCII Memorial Topgolf Fun-draiser to benefit JA and Utah’s students

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The WCII Memorial golf tournament is back – with a slight twist.

This year’s event is a fun-draiser to bring our friends, family, and business partners together to enjoy one of Utah’s newest attractions and raise resources necessary to continue the mission of the WCII Memorial.

Due to our growing family and happy new challenges we are temporarily moving the event to one of Utah’s best new attractions, Topgolf.

Topgolf is an arcade like golf activity that anyone can enjoy. Players are arranged in “bays” for up to 6 people, although multiple bays can be combined together.

Each bay has it’s own clubs, gaming display, cable tv, heaters, tables, chairs and wait staff. Players enjoy food and drinks as they play a driving range style golf game aimed at hitting specific targets of varying distance. It is easy for anyone to play and wickedly addictive.

Funds raised go to support Junior Achievement and Utah’s Students in the memory of Wayne Cederholm II, long-standing JA Board Member and advocate.

Date: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
920 Jordan River Blvd
Midvale, UT 84047
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Tournament Style: Topgolf Scramble

Follow this link for more information or to register

Never, never quit!



EY Utah Young Entrepreneurial Awards

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This spring, Junior Achievement teamed up with Grow Utah, EY, MyTechHigh, and Tech Trep Academy to recognize, support, and reward Utah kids and teens who have started their own successful businesses. Qualifying businesses could be any type of revenue-generating operation as long as the business was up and running by April 15.

On Friday, May 6th, student entrepreneurs from across the state, ages 11 to 17, were featured in a fun and lively “shark tank-like” event that took place at JA City.

The winners are:

EY Utah Young Entrepreneurial Award $2000 • Kya’s Creations-Kyalynn Johnston

Grand prize winner $1500 • TayKayes-Taylor Egan

Runner up award $750 • T Birds Dog Tags. (Also winner of Best Pitch Award)

Runner up award $750 • Game Day Flags-Emma & Edison Hodges

EY Award 2016

Girls Go Digital Summer Camp

Written by allysonfletch on . Posted in Career Exploration Center, Community, Special Events

Girls Go Digital

 Computer Science and Tech Camp

for Girls and Young Woman!

Ages 8-18

July 18-19

at JA City


Learn how to HACK, DESIGN, CODE & MAKE using technology and computer science. Any level of interest and experience is welcome.

With classes and activities ranging from computer programming, micro controllers, pixel art, digital photography, e-textiles, web design and more, we’ve got something for every girl! Girls are grouped in classes by age. Camp includes a free t-shirt and several take home projects.

Get More Info Here and head to the Girls Go Digital site to register.


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San Juan Career Fair

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Funded by a grant from American Express, Junior Achievement of Utah was honored to hold the 5th annual San Juan Career Fair with students from Monument Valley High School and Whitehorse High School on the Navajo Reservation in San Juan County.

With the help of over 25 organizations, this career fair was able to reach rural students and provide them with a motivating keynote speaker, Mac McCullough of Mac Motivates, and provide a career expo where students were introduced to a wide variety of career and education options and classes which focus on skills for career success.

Thank you so much to all of the organizations and individuals who took the time to join us for this life-changing event!  Your efforts truly make a difference.

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See all the videos from our previous career fair and more pics from 2016!