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Owatonna Area

We believe that prioritizing programming in rural communities will develop future leaders who are equipped to build vibrant local communities.

During the 2022-23 school year, 5,746 students from the Owatonna area were thriving with our impactful programming that taught them financial stability, connected them to real life skills and careers, ignited their interest in youth entrepreneurship and cultivated them to become engaged community leaders. We are focused on building diverse partnerships to meet the needs of our students. Last school year, we engaged with 18 schools and 200 volunteers to provide K-12 experiential learning opportunities.

Funding for Junior Achievement North – Owatonna area comes from corporate partners, grants, individual gifts, and fundraising. We host a variety of engaging events to support programming in our area. Engage in our mission and support us in a fun way!

We are committed to expanding access to opportunities for our students across the communities of Owatonna, Waseca, Medford, NRHEG (New Richland, Ellendale, Heartland, Ellendale, and Geneva).

You can join us by volunteering, donating and partnering with us!

Interested in making a difference in your community by volunteering with JA? Sign up to Inspire local students! (choose Owatonna area for location)

Contact Info

Vanessa Jensen
District Manager
PO Box 844
Owatonna, MN 55060

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Jeff Hall, Chair
Edwards Jones

Brittany Wencl, Treasurer

Shiann Crow, Secretary
US Bank

Kristy Thiel, Past Chair

Scott Deml, Waseca Committee Member
Fireplace Connection

Julie Rethemeier
Federated Insurance Company

Jacob Delesha
Federated Insurance Company

Christy Tryhus
Riverland Community College

Shantel Nelson

Cheryl Deason
Federated Insurance Company

Amy Vincelli
Parent/Small Business Owner/Volunteer

Julie Sullivan
Owatonna Public Schools

Matt Olson
PowerBlock/Heavy Metal Barbell

Steve Glynn
Mohs Construction

Chris Laughlin

Scott Pierce
Retired High School Business Educator

Ashley Semman
Keen Bank

Brian Hansen
Edward Jones, Waseca

Jenna Nelson
Minnwest Bank, Waseca

Thanks to our Top District Funders