Educator Newsletter * March 2022
The 7th Annual JA JobSpark will be held in person at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on September 20 & September 21, 2022.

JA JobSpark 2022 - Back to In-Person!
Check out our 2019 JA JobSpark Highlights video for a glimpse of our last in-person event. We are so excited to be back in person and are looking forward to all our volunteers providing hands-on experiences and interacting with your students to share their career experiences. The energy is incredible!
Cluster Highlight
Check out the screenshot above from our Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources cluster meeting this past month! Our 8 clusters are hard at work planning for JA JobSpark 2022. Our volunteers are looking at their floorplans & planning spreadsheets from 2019 to get back in the mindset of in-person and plan some amazing new experiences for your students. Companies included in this cluster are:

  • AES
  • Agrinovus
  • American Dairy Association of Indiana
  • Broad Ripple Animal Clinic
  • Celebrate Science Indiana
  • Corteva Agriscience
  • Elanco Animal Health
  • Indiana Corn & Soybean
  • Indiana Department of Natural Resources
  • Indiana Department of Workforce Development
  • Indiana Farm Bureau
  • Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center
  • MacAllister Machinery
  • Purdue Extension Marion County
Curriculum Refresh
The JA Team is currently working on the 2022 JA JobSpark Curriculum refresh! We are excited to update the curriculum for back to in-person as well as the lesson following JA JobSpark to incorporate the virtual platform. Students will be able to revisit clusters/areas that they enjoy at the event in September and learn more! Stay tuned, more information to come.
JA JobSpark Website & Resources
Be sure to head over to our website, for all information about JA JobSpark 2022! Also, under the "students" tab on our website, you can find excellent resources for your students to learn more about in-demand careers, Indiana post-secondary education, career exploration, 21st Century Scholars, and more!
What would you like to see at JA JobSpark?
Do you know of a new business that would be a great addition to this initiative?
Send their contact information to and we'll get in touch!
JA BizTown Summer Camp
For the first time in TWO years: JA BizTown Summer Camp registration is now open! Our camp is a week-long experience to provide a fresh alternative for central Indiana youth looking for an engaging summer camp experience. Campers will learn about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, work readiness and philanthropy.

You can register here or visit our website for more information here.

For any additional questions please contact

Thank you for helping your students ignite the spark!
Why JA? Because helping kids make the connection between what they learn in the classroom and future success is what we do.
For more information on JA JobSpark, please visit
or contact Molly (Grooms) Baines at