Volunteer Newsletter * June 2022
The 7th Annual JA JobSpark will be held in person at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on September 20 & September 21, 2022.
Cluster Planning
So much great momentum at both in-person & virtual planning meetings. Our Co-Chairs & Cluster members have such tremendous commitment to JA JobSpark. You all work so hard all year to plan the coolest stuff for our students!
New Experiences/New Companies
Check out the lists below for some of our new companies & experiences joining us at 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​
Indiana Owned/Gifts
Best Buddies​
Indianapolis Indians​
Four Point Design
Five Star Tech
Become a JA JobSpark Sponsor!

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 – Diamond
Board of Certified Safety Professionals – Silver
Broad Ripple Animal Clinic - Bronze
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
Huntington Bank - Silver
IKORCC – VIP Experience & Tour
Indiana Farm Bureau – Bronze
IU Health – Premier
JPMorgan Chase – Student Swag
MacAllister Machinery – Bronze
Markey's - Diamond
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana – Bronze
Republic Airways - Silver
Safety Management Group – Gold
Schmidt Associates – Bronze
Shiel Sexton – Bronze
Stoops Freightliner – Bronze
The Capital Group Companies - Silver
University of Indianapolis MICI-AHEC – Bronze

If you are interested in Sponsorship Opportunities...

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! - July 19th & 20th, 2022
We are thrilled for our upcoming Summer Industry Tours at WorkOne/EmployIndy & American Senior Communities.

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).  

If your company is interested in hosting an event like this in the fall/winter, we would LOVE to chat with you! Please reach out to Cindy Kicinski at cindyk@jaindy.org for more information.
The Big Picture
Junior Achievement of Central Indiana is determined to foster financial literacy in all of our area youth. JA JobSpark, is one of many initiatives in a continuum of programs offered in Pre-K through 12th grade.

Junior Achievement educates young people in the areas of career explorationwork readinessentrepreneurshipfinancial literacy and philanthropy and inspires them to explore and create opportunities, make good decisions, and believe in their potential. There are many unique programs available, including two capstone experiences: JA BizTown for 5th graders and JA JobSpark for 8th graders.

Volunteers from area businesses deliver prepared curriculum to students in their classrooms during a JA Day or a weekly JA Program. The curriculum meets educational standards and is engaging at an age-appropriate level. Many of our volunteers remember when a JA volunteer came to their classroom, inspiring them to give back as a JA volunteer! If you are interested in volunteering for some of our other Junior Achievement programs next school year, feel free to contact Sally Mann, Senior Program Manager, to learn more!
Thank you for helping our 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.