About Us

Established in 1949, the Minneapolis and St. Paul chapters of Junior Achievement merged in 1982 to create Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, Inc. (JAUM). In September of 2021, we changed our name to Junior Achievement North to align with our vision. This name is about more than a geographic footprint; it represents a compass point to guide our work. We’re ready to boldly move forward with our innovative and accessible service model designed to impact students from kindergarten through high school.

Junior Achievement North focuses on empowering students across our entire region and ensuring that opportunities are accessible as we work across Minnesota, North Dakota, and western Wisconsin. To meet the needs of students, we will continue to offer in-person, hands-on experiences while also continuing our investment in virtual programming to expand accessibility.

Each year we partner with more than 10,000 community volunteers to teach our programs to local students. Through age-appropriate curricula, Junior Achievement programs teach children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers, and prepare students to succeed in school and beyond.

JA North Mission Report / 2020-2021

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Past Mission Reports

Read our 2019-2020 Mission Report
Read our  2018-2019 Mission Report
Read our 2017-2018 Mission Report
Read our 2016-2017 Mission Report
Read our 2015-2016 Mission Report
Read our 2014-2015 Mission Report
Read our 2013-2014 Mission Report
Read our 2012-2013 Mission Report
Read our 2011-2012 Annual Report
View our 2018-2019 Audited Financial Statement
JAUM’s 990 form is available for viewing on Guidestar or at our St. Paul headquarters.
For more information about JA North, please contact us at 651-255-0055 or info@janorth.org.