Educator Newsletter * March 2020
The 5th Annual JA JobSpark will take place on September 22-23, 2020 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds
Thank you for participating in JA JobSpark 2019!
An event of this magnitude is possible because of educator support with student preparation and on-site participation . You made a difference by being
part of this experience and we look forward to seeing you at JA JobSpark 2020!
We are here for you!
With schools closing, Junior Achievement is providing free online resources to teachers and parents. We are doing this so our kids can spend more time planning for and dreaming about tomorrow, and less time worrying about today. We are committed to doing this until we can all be certain again. Please visit our website for teacher and parent resources!
JA EduSpark Industry Tours - Postponed!
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we unfortunately had to postpone our upcoming Industry Tours scheduled for March 31 & April 1 at Stoops Freightliner- Quality Trailer and the Clearvista Lake Health Campus (Trilogy Health Services). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope you understand that the safety and health of our educators, volunteers & staff is of utmost importance to Junior Achievement of Central Indiana. We here at JA and our wonderful business partners are committed to providing these tours later in the summer for those who registered- and we hope to provide additional Industry Tour experiences, as well.
New Companies joining JA JobSpark
We are excited to welcome new partners to our 8 Industry Clusters. Our new and existing companies are hard at work planning fresh and exciting hands-on experiences for your eighth graders in September!

Agrinovus- Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)- Business & Finance
CH Robinson- Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering & Logistics
Early Learning Indiana- Government, Law & Public Service
First Databank- Technology
Heartland Film Festival- Hospitality & Tourism
Indianapolis Public Library- Government, Law & Public Service
IU Health School of Dentistry- Health & Life Sciences
IU Kelley School of Business- Business & Finance
Markey's Rental & Staging- Hospitality & Tourism
MSD Lawrence- Government, Law & Public Service
Shiel Sexton- Architecture, Engineering & Construction
Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer- Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering & Logistics

Student Resources Spotlight- Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
American Dairy Association
Click HERE to learn about dairy Farmers, Fuel Up to Play 60 activities, nutrition education and recipes to use with kiddos: 
National Agriculture in the Classroom

National Agriculture in the Classroom has just launched an #eLearning site! Click HERE for lesson plans that are adapted for a student audience. This instruction can be dropped into a teacher's online platform (Google Classroom, Canvas, etc. )
Growing A Nation

An interactive timeline of the history of Agriculture in the United States! Click HERE to learn more!
Purple Plow Challenge

Click HERE for a STEM approach using puzzles and challenges to solve complex issues related to agriculture!
For more information on JA JobSpark, please visit
or contact Molly at .