Established in 1949, the Minneapolis and St. Paul chapters of Junior Achievement merged in 1982 to create Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, Inc. We have broadened our reach and now serves greater Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin. Our headquarters and capstone facility are located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Junior Achievement programs are taught in more than 700 schools throughout our region. Each year more than 10,000 volunteers enter local schools to teach our innovative Junior Achievement programs. Through age-appropriate curricula, Junior Achievement programs begin in kindergarten, teaching children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers. Junior Achievement programs continue through the middle and high school grades, preparing students for their future and teaching them how to succeed in the global economy.