The center serves K-12 students teaching real-life skills. President Leigh Mansberg said, “You can’t have a strong city without healthy business, but you can’t build a strong business without a strong city.”
Three years in as president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South, Mansberg has unleashed her own entrepreneurial bent to reshape the way JA works, digging down to formularize the can-do and entrepreneurial energy that was simply the air she breathed in Pine Bluff.
Startup Park by FedEx is a program for 5th and 6th graders where students interact with local startups led by black, brown, and women entrepreneurs in the early stages of their businesses.
Lace up your bowling shoes and raise funds for JA! JA’s largest fundraising event of the year is also one of the area’s top team-building experiences. Companies and organizations from across the Mid-South form bowling teams and hit the lanes to enjoy raffle give-a-ways, music, trivia, and champagne!