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State Farm Supports Junior Achievement of Central Indiana with $26,000 Donation Empowering Young Minds with Financial Literacy and Work Readiness Programs


Volunteer and students engaging in JA in-school programming

Image caption: Volunteer and students engaging in JA in-school programming

Indianapolis, IN – May 21, 2024 – State Farm has generously contributed $26,000 to Junior Achievement (JA) of Central Indiana, supporting several impactful programs during the past school year, particularly from December to May. This funding enabled 1,055 kindergarten through fifth-grade students in Central Indiana to gain a comprehensive understanding of citizenship, business, and economics through JA’s dynamic educational programs.


The supported programs include:

  • JA Ourselves
  • JA Our Families
  • JA Our Community
  • JA Our City
  • JA Our Region
  • JA Our Nation


These sequential programs are designed to incorporate hands-on activities that help students grasp fundamental concepts related to financial literacy and work readiness. JA’s unique approach involves the active participation of volunteers who bring real-world work experiences into the classroom, delivering the curriculum, and sharing valuable insights with students. This engagement inspires students with messages of opportunity and boundless potential.


The cost of delivering JA In-School programming is $25 per student. State Farm’s funding will cover program curriculum and development, materials, volunteer training, and administrative costs. The demographic reached primarily includes students in Marion County, with 78% of these students qualifying for Free or Reduced Lunch, reflecting JA’s focus on Low/Moderate Income households.


“We are incredibly grateful for State Farm’s support,” said Jennifer Burk, CEO of Junior Achievement of Central Indiana. “Their generous donation has made a meaningful impact on the lives of young students in our community, providing them with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed.”


State Farm’s support will empower these young minds, helping them build a brighter future through education and practical experience. The collaborative effort between State Farm and Junior Achievement of Central Indiana underscores a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of our youth and fostering a well-informed, economically responsible generation.


For more information on the schools and the programs supported, please see the attached details, or visit JA of Central Indiana’s website:

Media Contact

Mariah Maier

Marketing and Communications Manager

Junior Achievement of Central Indiana 

Phone: 317.252-5900 x13


About Junior Achievement of Central Indiana:

Junior Achievement of Central Indiana is dedicated to educating young people about work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Visit JA of Central Indiana’s website: and follow us on all social media platforms @jacentralind


About State Farm®:

For over 100 years, the mission of State Farm has been to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its more than 19,400 agents and 67,000 employees serve over 91 million policies and accounts – including auto, fire, lifehealth, commercial policies and financial services accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for rentersbusiness ownersboats and motorcycles, is also available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 44 on the 2023 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit


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