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Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about college and career readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Greater Mankato impacts students throughout Mankato, North Mankato, Eagle Lake, Cleveland, St. Clair, Janesville, Good Thunder, Mapleton, Minnesota Lake, Lake Crystal and St. Peter. Our Mankato Advisory Board has 16 active members, one full-time staff member and one part-time staff member.

The JA Inspire Virtual Career Expo is an interactive online career fair for middle and high school students made possible through a collaboration of educators, industry leaders and Junior Achievement. This powerful event comes to schools for free and will prepare and inspire youth to explore career paths they never knew were possible. Using virtual technology, JA Inspire Virtual Career Expo features an online career event filled with local and regional business exhibits providing downloadable career information and exhibitor videos.

The JA Inspire Virtual Career Expo serves three purposes:

  • Give our local students the opportunity to view and learn about some of our wonderful companies in this area
  • Recognize our local companies and give them an opportunity to showcase their business to our area students
  • Raise funds for JA to keep JA curriculum in our community

To register for your $500 kiosk booth, please contact Katie at


Katie Mons, District Manager
210 E. Lime St., Mankato, MN 56001


Volunteer and teacher class verification form

Other ways you can get involved with JA

Volunteer in a local elementary, middle or high school classroom – The elementary school program consists of five lessons (30-45 minutes per lesson) that can be delivered weekly or all in one day (“JA in a Day”). The middle and high school programs run six to 12 weeks, depending on the specific curriculum chosen. Sign up today!

Make a donation – your financial support can help hundreds of students learn real-world skills that will prepare them to succeed in school and beyond. A gift of $30 will support one student.

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Co-sponsors for the 20th Annual JA Golf Marathon are:


Breakfast Sponsor: Federated Insurance
Lunch Sponsor: Subway and Kohl’s Cares
Cart Sponsors: Bolton & Menk and Xcel Energy
Traveling Trophy Sponsored by: United Prairie Bank
Golf Attire from: American Solutions for Business

Register for this event: JA Golf Marathon Online Registration 


Thank you Kato Moving and Storage for being our JA Kit Drop Off Station!

Volunteers, please drop your JA Kit off:

  • Monday, July 6 thru Friday, July 10
  • Anytime between 7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Kato Moving & Storage located at 417 Poplar Street, Mankato
  • Enter through the front customer door, go up the stairs and leave them at the marked Junior Achievement area to avoid contact with staff.