Here is a letter from Junior Achievement of South Dakota:

We were excited to welcome back Junior Achievement (JA) for the 2021-22 school year!  JA volunteers shared their knowledge with our students about careers, money, owning a business, and ethics. 

JA volunteers teach hands on interactive lessons while sharing their own career journey.  By sharing their personal and professional stories it allows students to start making a connection between their schoolwork and their future careers.  We appreciate the time JA volunteers spend in the classroom making an impact on South Dakota’s future workforce!   

JA strives to empower students to achieve their dreams and seeks to instill hope for a promising future. This year, nearly 2,000 JA classroom volunteers committed to teaching JA programs reaching over 50,000 South Dakota students.  


Please extend a special thank you to the volunteers and teachers listed below who participated in JA during the 2021-22 school year.  If you are interested in sharing your knowledge and business experience with students in our community or would like to sponsor a student for $25, please contact the JA office at (605)336-7318 or

Teacher Carla Schopp; Volunteer Chad Vetter with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Teacher Cheryl Ochsner; Volunteer Nancy Jark with Jark Real Estate

Teacher Jami Heinrich; Volunteer Leah M. Haaland with 3M Company

Junior Achievement of South Dakota

300 S Phillips, Suite L102  Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Phone: (800) 871-7007 or (605) 336-7318 Email:

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