Junior Achievement’s response to the COVID-19 virus

Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest is carefully monitoring COVID-19 developments and consulting with health experts, schools, and community partners. As always, our top priority is the safety and well-being of our students, volunteers, partners, staff, and the greater communities we serve. 

As a result, we have made the decision to implement the following changes effective Monday, March 16 and through Thursday, April 30:

  • All in-person and volunteer-driven Junior Achievement programming in schools or in after-school settings will be postponed, or delivered virtually.
  • The Junior Achievement James R. and Patricia Hemak Experiential Learning Center in St. Paul will be closed. Schools and volunteers will be rescheduled.
  • Non-programmatic events (i.e., fundraisers, meetings, workshops, etc.) will be conducted virtually or rescheduled.
  • Finally, we are implementing a virtual work environment for all JAUM team members. Please continue to engage with us via technology!

If you are a business partner, educator, or volunteer who has an event or meeting with us between now and April 30, you will be hearing directly from your JA team member regarding opportunities and next steps. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions, concerns, or ideas.

It won’t be “business as usual” for a while, but we are no less committed to our mission and the students we inspire – we know you are, too. Your continued support is appreciated and valued.  

Stay healthy and be well!

Please check back for updates as the situation evolves (updated 3/13/2020).