Volunteer Newsletter * November 2018
The 4th Annual JA JobSpark will take place on
September 24-25, 2019 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds
Thank you for volunteering at JA JobSpark 2018!
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 2019!
2018 Highlights

  • 1,400 Volunteers
  • 130 Businesses
  • 9,600 Students
  • 8,000 Planning Hours
  • 62 Schools
  • 650 Educators
  • 8 Career Clusters
  • 150 Hands-On Experiences

Never underestimate the power unleashed by a single spark!
Survey Says...
At JA JobSpark, students are encouraged to visit 5 out of the 8 career clusters. Students are able to keep track of this on the passports worn around their neck during the event. Industry professionals (you!) initial each cluster after the students have visited. This year, we added a student survey on the back in order to gain some immediate feedback from the students following JA JobSpark. The data is in! Out of 1,809 completed surveys...

96% of students are more aware of career opportunities in their field of interest.

96% of students think it is important to start thinking about their career interests and goals in middle school.

97.3% of students enjoyed attending JA JobSpark.

97.7% of students learned something new at JA JobSpark.

*please stay tuned for official post-survey data- coming soon!*
Volunteer Partners
Volunteers were an essential part of the 2018 JA JobSpark experience.

Whether you were greeting students on their bus, assisting with traffic flow, welcoming students & volunteers inside the pavillions, answering questions, managing the hospitality room, or engaging students in a cluster, you contributed to the overall success of the event . THANK YOU!
Volunteer Testimonial
Name: Dane Nutty
Title: Executive Director
Company Name: Indy Public Safety Foundation & IMPD
Cluster: Government, Law & Public Service

"We are so grateful to have been included in this wonderful event! IMPD was able to reach a large audience of young people interested in law enforcement and this type of meaningful interaction helps build high-trust relationships. We received interest from over 175 children who wanted to join the IMPD Explorer program, which provides youth with the ability to learn more about a career as a police officer or other public servant. This level of engagement is well beyond that of other events we have attended."
When our young people know where they’re going, we all advance.
For more information on JA JobSpark, please visit www.jajobspark.org
or contact Molly Grooms at molly@jaindy.org