Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest (JAUM) has remodeled a new headquarters in St. Paul. The new Junior Achievement James R. and Patricia Hemak Experiential Learning Center house administrative offices and three learning labs:
- Biz Town is a simulated free-market lab where students in grades 4-6 become business leaders, consumers, workers, and citizens for a day.
- Finance Park teaches middle and high school students to build a foundation upon which they can make intelligent financial choices that last a lifetime, including 13 teacher-led lessons related to income, expenses, savings, and credit.
- Innovation Incubator will inspire high school students to develop entrepreneurial interests, talents, and skills. The Innovation Incubator is the first incubator of its kind and students will have access to the state-of-the-art technology, including a digital business start-up platform, and the opportunity to learn from local entrepreneurs.
The new facility helps JAUM meet new demands for program expansion, operating needs, technology upgrades, and continue providing programs to local schools at little or no cost. Construction involved the renovation of three floors of the building, including complete new mechanical and electrical systems.
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Junior Achievement - Upper Midwest Region
Complete August 2018
57,000 square feet
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2018 Finance and Commerce Top Projects Award
Junior Achievement James R. and Patricia Hemak Experiential Learning Center was recognized by Finance & Commerce in their annual Top Projects Series. The project was judged for its degree of difficulty, creativity in design, innovative construction techniques, cooperation among contractors and management, and sustainability efforts.