About Us

Established in 1949, the Minneapolis and St. Paul chapters of Junior Achievement merged in 1982 to create Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, Inc. (JAUM). JAUM has broadened its reach and now serves greater Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin. JAUM headquarters and its capstone facility are located in Maplewood, Minnesota.

Junior Achievement programs are taught in more than 700 schools throughout the upper Midwest. During the 2016-17 school year, 163,108 students experienced JA programming. JAUM strives to provide relevant, fundamental learning opportunities for students in grades K-12, preparing them for a lifetime of success.

Each year JAUM partners with nearly 10,000 community volunteers to teach our programs to local students. Through age-appropriate curricula, Junior Achievement programs teach children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers, and prepare students to succeed in school and beyond.

JAUM Mission Reports


2015-2016 Mission Report
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2014-2015 Mission Report
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2013-2014 Mission Report
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Read our 2012-2013 Mission Report
Read our 2011-2012 Annual Report
View our 2015-2016 Audited Financial Statement
JAUM’s 990 form is available for viewing on Guidestar or at our Maplewood headquarters.
For more information about JAUM, please contact us at 651-255-0055 or info@jaum.org.