Nonprofit Board Executive of the Year Award
vice president of education
Junior Achievement of OKI Partners
www.japartners.org | (513) 346-7100
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.
Junior Achievement programs show students how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs that make their communities more robust and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking in the workplace. Students put these lessons into action, which, in turn, help strengthen their communities.
With the help of Carol Burns, vice president of education at Junior Achievement of OKI Partners, the program helps inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement of OKI Partners teaches programs in more than 250 schools in western and southwestern Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana.
Junior Achievement reaches 9.7 million students per year in 379,968 classrooms and after-school locations. JA programs are taught by volunteers in inner cities, suburbs and rural areas throughout the U.S. and in 122 countries around the world. Junior Achievement’s 330,000 classroom volunteers around the world come from all walks of life and include businesspeople, college students, parents and retirees. These dedicated individuals are the backbone of the organization.
JA’s mission is simple. It ensures that every child in its regions has a fundamental understanding of the free-enterprise system. JA helps kids understand the connection between personal responsibility, hard work, perseverance and success in work and in life through the experiences of its volunteers who share their knowledge.
The 578,000 students that Junior Achievement of OKI Partners reaches are part of the future. These kids crave opportunity, they want to be successful, and they dream big about the future.