Here we honor our laureates and share there stories in hopes of inspiring our youth to reach for greatness regardless of their circumstances. Junior Achievement of Middle America and its hundreds of volunteers inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy by teaching them work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.
If you're interested in learning more about Junior Achievement and how you or your company can make a difference or if you're interested in attending our next Greater Kansas City Hall of Fame Dinner and Celebration, please visit jamidamerica.org.
Since 2001, the annual Induction and Dinner event celebrates the achievements of prominent business leaders who have made outstanding contributions to Kansas City and earned the respect of the local community.
These remarkable men and women have achieved extraordinary success and continue to shape Kansas City as a community of innovation, entrepreneurship, and a valuable place to live and work. Our laureates are exemplary role models for the young people and inspire them to realize their dreams.
In honoring these leaders and visionaries, Junior Achievement of Middle America not only highlights the contributions of the Free Enterprise System and its value in shaping our local way of life, but encourages and inspires young people to make a career in business and contribute to their communities, as the laureates have done before them.