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With the support of educators and community volunteers, JA programs serve more than 1,400 students in North Manchester schools each academic year. These JA experiences are igniting the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work in a 21st century global marketplace.  JA of North Manchester relies on financial and volunteer support from businesses, organizations, and individuals to provide these opportunities and programming in Manchester Community Schools. 

To become a volunteer and make a difference please contact Dawn Horan, Program Manager, at (260) 273-0855 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To learn more about the Board of Directors, events, and fundraising efforts please contact Julie Dyson, Area Manager, at (574) 721-7212 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To make a donation to ensure this learning continues, click here.

Volunteer Conduct Standards

EVENTS

Business Drive: October
Phone Drive: January

5K & 1 Mile Fun Run or Walk: August

The 43rd Annual FunFest 5K and 1 mile FunRun will be held in August 2015 with the FunRun starting at 8:00 am and the 5K starting at 8:30 am.  Pre-registration will be online closer to the event. 100% of the entry fees support Junior Achievement programs for Manchester Community Schools students. 

There will be plenty of fruits, snacks, and water following the race as well as an awards ceremony held in Warvel Park.

Sponsorships are available!  Stay tuned for more details!

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Members

Stephen Dafoe, Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service (President) 
Brooke Vanderpool, Insurance 1 Services (Vice President)
Miriah Tobias, Town of North Manchester (Secretary)
Dan Naragon, Naragon & Purdy, Inc. CPAs (Treasurer)

Members

Amy Acree, North Manchester Public Library
Sandra Atkinson, Edward Jones Investments 
Megan Castle, Beacon Credit Union
Dr. Jon Lippe, Manchester Community Schools 
Brad Pyrah, Manchester University 
Joseph Rodgers, Manchester Community Schools 
Chris Stine, Stine Tire
Shaun Tilghman, Region 3-A Development & Regional Planning Commission

 

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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 Wabash County: North Manchester. Form a team to make calls, write letters, or make personal visits and raise pledges for JA, contact Julie Dyson at (574) 721-7212 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..