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

New Branding!
We are so excited to share with you our updated Junior Achievement branding! JA's new brand symbol honors our long and impactful history while moving us into the future. We are thrilled to share our updated JA JobSpark logo for Year 7 to match JA's new branding and colors- just in time for back to in-person!
JA JobSpark 2022 - In-Person & Impact
Thank you for your continued commitment to the 10,000+ students who will join us IN-PERSON this September at JA JobSpark. Because of you, students will experience career pathways for jobs in demand and the skills needed to have those jobs. Without the support of all the businesses, education and community leaders, JA JobSpark would not be possible!

If you haven't had the chance, be sure to 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 wonderful volunteers providing hands-on experiences and interacting with your students to share their career experiences. The energy is incredible!
Co-Chair Highlight
For the past two months, we have been so excited to meet IN-PERSON with all our amazing Co-Chairs! These wonderful colleagues are the leaders of each of the 8 clusters who work all through the year to plan for JA JobSpark. We are so thankful for their expertise and help, we couldn't do it without them!
New Experiences/New Companies
Check out the lists below for some of our new companies & experiences joining us as the Fairgrounds this year!
New Experiences
Insurance Actuaries​
Concession Stands​
Aerial Photography​
Event Planning​
Smart Homes​
STEM Careers​
Ticket Sales​
Safety Careers​
Nonprofit/Public Service​
CNC Machining​
Interior Design​
Meal Planning/Chef​
Special Ed Teacher

New Companies
Textron Aviation​
First Internet Bank​
Indiana State University​
Schmidt Associates​
Vincennes University​
American Senior Communities​
Purdue University​
American Structure Point​
TopShot Aerial Photography​
Let Kate Cook​
Indianapolis Colts​
Best Buddies​
Indianapolis Indians​
Four Point Design

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Thank you to those who have already committed to a sponsorship for JA JobSpark 2022! We are so thankful for your support!

AES - Gold
Allied Automation - Silver
Allison Transmission - Silver
Ascension St. Vincent – Platinum
Board of Certified Safety Professionals – Silver
Celebrate Science – Bronze
Corteva Agriscience - Bronze
Deloitte - Volunteer Registration Partner
Eli Lilly and Company Foundation - Presenting
EmployIndy - Gold
Fuel Merchandise - Virtual Platform Partner
The Hagerman Group – Bronze
IKORCC – VIP Experience & Tour
Indiana Farm Bureau – Bronze
IU Health – Premier
JPMorgan Chase – Student Swag
MacAllister Machinery – Bronze
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana – Bronze
Safety Management Group – Gold
Schmidt Associates – Bronze
Shiel Sexton – Bronze
Stoops Freightliner – Bronze
University of Indianapolis MICI-AHEC – Bronze

The 2022 JAJS Sponsorship Reservation Form is ALL ONLINE through the Qgiv platform! Now it is easier than ever to submit your sponsorship reservation information.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please visit our website at www.jajobspark.com/sponsor to view, or click the buttons below!
JA EduSpark!
We are excited to bring back in-person JA EduSpark opportunities in 2022!

The JA EduSpark Industry Tour is way to inform educators about careers in-demand and provide them with a first-hand look into local companies so they can share their experiences with students and help connect academics to the real world of work. We have held a few of these Industry Tours at Roche, Salesforce, Republic Airways/LIFT Academy and IKORCC and virtually at Ed Martin Automotive, Stoops Freightliner, Paul Mitchell the School and at Victory Field. They were all very well attended/received (filling up to capacity and in some cases with a waiting list).  

We are planning our next few JAES Industry Tours for the end of summer and over Fall/Christmas break.
If your company is interested, we would LOVE to chat with you about hosting a JA EduSpark Industry Tour! Please reach out to Cindy Kicinski at cindyk@jaindy.org for more information.
JA BizTown Summer Camp
Do you know of any kiddos looking for something fun this summer? JA BizTown Summer Camp registration is open and still has spots available! 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 raena@jaindy.org
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 www.jajobspark.org
or contact Molly (Grooms) Baines at molly@jaindy.org.