Our Organization

Our Mission in Elkhart County

The vision of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement & Lemonade Day serving Elkhart County is to reach every child in Elkhart County with the inspiration of entrepreneurship, fundamentals of finance and the principles of earning, saving and sharing.

2016 - 2017 Results

  • $186,557 Funds Raised
  • 6732 Students Reached
  • 253 JA Educators
  • 297 JA Classes Taught
  • 500 Lemonade Stands
  • 299 Volunteers
Using solid national programs here in Elkhart County

Junior Achievement

In partnership with educators, adult volunteers deliver professionally developed learning activities and share their experiences with students. They are igniting the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work in the 21st century global marketplace.

Junior Achievement programs give pre-kindergarten through high school students the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.

Community volunteers deliver JA’s professionally developed hands-on experiences in classrooms, at JA BizTown and at Lincoln Finance Park. Through every mentoring interaction, caring adults are making economic concepts relevant. They are also fueling the entrepreneurial spirit and they are challenging young people to identify their interests and excel.

Cheers to the businesses and community leaders who volunteer their time to secure pledges of financial support and seek out volunteer instructors for the programs provided by Junior Achievement & Lemonade Day serving Elkhart County.

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Lemonade Day

The foremost objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society – the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers, and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow.

Each child that registers receives a backpack with an Entrepreneur Workbook that teaches them the 14 lessons of Lemonade Day like creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors, and giving back to the community. Along the way, they acquire skills in goal-setting, problem solving, and gain self-esteem critical for future success. They keep all the money they make and are encouraged to spend some, save some and share some.

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Our Team


Board Members

  • Adam Bujalski

    Elkhart City Councilman and Interra Credit Union

  • Jim Story

    Vice Chair
    1st Source Bank

  • Kurt Kruggel

    Kruggel Lawton CPA

  • Brandi Millslagle

    Century 21 Affiliated

  • Sheila Sieradzki

    Centier Bank

  • Amish Shah

    Kem Krest Corporation

  • Ron BonDurant

    Lake City Bank

  • Meggan Fink

    Kem Krest Corporation

  • Cory Marlow

    Raymond James Advisors

  • Doug Wait

    Wait Industries LLC

  • Travis Shetler

    Marbach, Brady & Weaver, Inc.

  • Marcus Montie

    Lippert Components

  • Kristina Hayes

    Chase Bank

  • Mike Nicolini

    RSM, LLC

  • Chris Risse


  • Eddie Tabor

    Chase Bank

  • Alli Teich

    Educator/Community Member

  • Jill Hardesty


  • Alyssa Staley

    Indiana Toll Road

Come Join Us – Be A Volunteer

Become part of our programs and committees serving the youth of Elkhart County.

Become A Volunteer