We have some exciting news to share!
Once again, Junior Achievement of Lincoln has been recognized as one of the top performing JA offices in the nation. And while we’re obviously honored and humbled, mostly we’re excited by what this means for our friends and supporters. It means that when you donate to JA of Lincoln, you can rest assured that your money is working as hard as possible for your community. It means that when you volunteer, you’re part an organization that’s growing and serving more and more students every year. It means that when you give, you’re making a sound investment in the future of students in your area.
We received two major awards from JA USA– the Five Star Award and the Peak Performance Award. According to JA USA, “The purpose of the Star Award is to recognize staff and boards of JA Areas that meet Junior Achievement’s national standards in operational efficiency and through strong representation of the JA brand. Recipients must demonstrate growth in student impact and superior fiscal performance. Achievement against these criteria is certified through JA USA and audited financial statements.” Jack E. Kosakowski, president and CEO of Junior Achievement USA, says, “These Star Award winners represent the best Junior Achievement has to offer. They set the standard by which Junior Achievement’s success is measured at the local level. Their commitment and dedication to young people is reflected in their achieving this honor.”
The 2015-2016 Peak Performance Team was created to recognize outstanding performance by a local Junior Achievement office team during the past fiscal year. To qualify for the award, a JA Area office had to demonstrate a strong financial position and positive student growth. Recipients recognized with the award have achieved the highest combined level of student growth, increased market share and total revenue growth.
Of course, none of this would be possible without you! Thank you to all the educators, volunteers, donors, and friends who make our success possible. Our focus always has been and always will be on providing as many students as possible with the tools and support they need get started on the road to a brighter future. Here’s to them, because of you!