JAUM has reached a critical juncture. Our current Maplewood facility serves 20% more students than the building was designed to accommodate. Despite this over- capacity, we are still turning away educators and students who need and want to integrate JA’s experiential programs and simulations into their 5th through 12th grade curriculum.
The Let’s Build campaign will enable us to double the number of students served by JA BizTown and JA Finance Park from 17,000 to 34,000. The campaign will also grow our Junior Achievement Foundation of the Upper Midwest, providing funding to meet new demands for program expansion, operating needs, technology upgrades and the ability to continue providing our programs to local schools at little or no cost. Shop sponsorships will introduce students to careers in Minnesota’s six Career Fields with the revenue supporting ongoing operations.
We have purchased a property at 1745 University Ave, centrally located in the Midway neighborhood of St. Paul, which will be redesigned and refurbished to meet our specific needs.