Volunteer Newsletter * November 2019
The 5th Annual JA JobSpark will take place on
September 22-23, 2020 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds
Thank you for volunteering at JA JobSpark 2019!
An event of this magnitude is possible because of volunteer support from
business and community partners. You made a difference by being
part of this experience and we look forward to seeing you at JA JobSpark 2020!
JA JobSpark 2019 Photos
And the winner is...
Junior Achievement of Central Indiana has chosen 8 lucky winners from those students who successfully completed and turned in their passports at JA JobSpark. Our winners represented all different schools and districts. We have had a great time delivering the prizes sponsored and donated by Microsoft, St. Vincent, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and Roche Indianapolis. Thank you for providing great prizes for our student winners!

Left: Carmel Middle School Student wins Annual Park Pass Prize, donated by the Department of Natural Resources, along with JA JobSpark & St. Vincent swag.

Right: JA JobSpark student wins Gift Basket Prize at Lebanon Middle School! Prizes donated by Microsoft, St. Vincent, Roche & Junior Achievement

Above: JA JobSpark Student wins gift basket at Hamilton Heights Middle School. Prizes donated by Microsoft, St. Vincent, Roche, & Junior Achievement.
Below: Left- JA JobSpark Students wins Xbox and 2 games donated by Microsoft. Right- JA JobSpark students discovers she has won a bike, donated by St. Vincent.
Student Experience
Prior to attending JA JobSpark, students participated in a career-readiness curriculum created by Junior Achievement of Central Indiana and facilitated by classroom teachers.

At the event students learned about skills needed for jobs that will be in demand when they graduate though hands-on experiences in eight career clusters.

Students began the JA JobSpark experience with mostly abstract notions and left the event with real insights on the industries that interest them, what specific jobs are like and the education that is required to be successful in those jobs.

Thanks again to IN-MaC for sponsoring all of the student curriculum this past year!
Volunteer Spotlight

Name: Michelle Plummer
Title: Food Service and Retail Manager
Company Name: American Dairy Association Indiana Inc.
Cluster: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

"This was our third year participating in JA JobSpark. We continue to see value in students learning where their food comes from, and how the careers that help get the food on plates in the over 300 various jobs relate to Agriculture. We provided a cow and calf as an education piece and then milk to the students. This is a treat for the students and they seem to really enjoy gaining the full experience."
Happy Thanksgiving!
From all of us at Junior Achievement and Team JA JobSpark, we hope you have a relaxing holiday with your friends and family as we head into a holiday week. Gobble Gobble!
What would you like to see at JA JobSpark?
Do you know of a new business that would be a great addition to JA JobSpark?
Send their contact information to cindyk@jaindy.org and we'll get in touch!
For more information on JA JobSpark, please visit www.jajobspark.org
or contact Molly Grooms at molly@jaindy.org
If you enjoyed volunteering for JA JobSpark, check out our other Junior Achievement volunteer opportunities! Email Sally@jaindy.org or Lacia@jaindy.org for more information.