Board of Directors JA Impact Elkhart County Support JA serving Elkhart County Events


How do you empower Elkhart County's youth to take ownership of their future? You teach them how to be ready for the workplace; show them the possibilities as an entrepreneur and teach them how to manage their money. For more than five decades, Junior Achievement has made its presence known in the Elkhart area.

Every JA student learns how to bridge the gap between what is taught in the classroom and their future. This is crucial to their success. Each of JA’s programs is in line with the values of local business. Whether it’s teaching hard work, developing a skill set or freeing the entrepreneurial spirit, JA’s curriculum brings it all to the table.

With this mission, JA reached over 600 students in 2012-2013. They accomplished this working in all 7 school corporations in Elkhart County. In July 2013, JA partnered with Horizon Education Alliance to lay the foundation for Financial Literacy in the community. JA brings their 100-year financial literacy track record to the table. Between JA, HEA and Elkhart County Schools, young men and women will graduate workforce ready, financially literate and demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset.

JA serving Elkhart County would like to thank all of the teachers who invite us into their classrooms, our terrific volunteers who use their own experience and expertise to make the JA lessons come alive, and our generous contributors who provide the funding to help our students succeed in the global economy!


Junior Achievement programs make an impact in the lives of our students and impact our community by ensuring our kids are ready for the workplace, college or where ever their path leads!



Junior Achievement serving Elkart County is looking for amazing volunteers to make a difference in the lives of our kindergarten though 12th grade students. If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information on how your company or organization can partner with JA to have an impact in our schools, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director serving Elkhart County.

Menessah Nelson
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(574) 293.4530


Cheers to the businesses and community leaders who volunteer their time to secure pledges of financial support for the programs provided by Junior Achievement serving Elkhart County. To assist in raising pledges for JA, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (574) 293-4530.



Amish Shah, Kem Krest (President)
Eddie Tabor, Chase Bank (Vice President)
OPEN (Treasurer)
Meggan Fink, Kem Krest (Secretary)


Ron BonDurant, Lake City Bank
Steve Brown, Old National Bank
Jim Story, 1st Source Bank
Scott Chakan, The Horton Group / Cassady Neeser & Brasseur
Joel Duthie, Barnes and Thornburg
Mike Nicolini, McGladrey
Michael Steinau, DJ Construction
Richard Toth, Retired Teacher - Northside Middle School


Junior Achievement Serving Elkhart County
3221 Magnum Drive Elkhart, IN 46516
Phone: (574) 293-4530