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JA Tailgate Is Approaching Quickly

It’s that time of the year again! JA of Lincoln’s biggest fundraiser of the year is right around the corner, and this year it’s got a fun new twist! Every year, hundreds of our friends and supporters gather for the JA Tailgate Dinner and Auction at the Cornhusker Hotel. This year’s event is on Friday, September 27th, and it promises …

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JA of Lincoln Receives MetLife Foundation Award

We’ve got some great news to share! Members of the JA of Lincoln staff just got back from the JA National Conference in Orlando, and they didn’t come home empty-handed! Junior Achievement of Lincoln was one of just five programs selected to receive the 2013 MetLife Foundation “Sowing the Seeds of Entrepreneurship” Award. It’s a big honor that comes with …

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JA Reaches Huge Goal

Wow, do we ever have some amazing news to share! We did it. We faced the challenge, mobilized our resources, and reaped the very, very big reward. One year ago, JA of Lincoln was approached by a very generous person with a very big challenge. This person believes deeply in the JA mission of empowering young people to own their …

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JA Celebrates Our Volunteers at Awards Lunch

It takes a village – or at least as many people as you’d find in most villages – to bring the JA curriculum to the students in our area. This year alone, more than 700 volunteers took our message to more than 1,000 classrooms in and around Lincoln. That’s a lot of man (and woman!) power! That’s why our annual …

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A Hole in Wonderful Time

The annual JA Golf Classic turned out to be a wonderful day for both the 118 golfers who spent a great day on the links and the students of Lincoln who will be the beneficiaries of their generosity! On Saturday, June 8, 30 teams from community-minded corporations all across Southeastern Nebraska had a great time for a great cause. We’ve …

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JA Holds Teacher and Volunteer Reception

Kaplan to sponsor two scholarships As we’ve mentioned before, the start of the 2013-2014 school year will mark the beginning of an exciting new partnership between JA of Lincoln and Lincoln Public Schools. For the first time ever, the Junior Achievement curriculum will be part of every LPS high school Business Economics class. This is very good news for Lincoln’s …

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Next Year’s JA Starts Today

Get a jump start on a great new school year! For teachers and students alike, this is a pretty exciting time of year! School is done, schedules relax a little, and the promise of some summer fun stretches out before you. Lincoln’s fabulous teachers have worked hard all year, and definitely deserve this break! But before you head out the …

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Give to Lincoln Day is Back!

Last year, something truly inspirational happened in Lincoln. On the first-ever Give to Lincoln Day, thousands of people gave generously (over $1.3 million in all!) to hundreds of local charities. Then, the Lincoln Community Foundation awarded an additional $200,000 divided proportionally according to how much the non-profits were able to raise, along with even more grants to the organizations with …

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Bank On Youth Reaps Rewards

JA of Lincoln just wrapped up the second year of our unique Bank on Youth program, and once again we’re overjoyed with the results! More than 230 kindergarteners at schools all across Lincoln made goals and then worked together to meet them. Thanks to State Farm, we were able to reward many of them in a big way. As we’ve …

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Alexander VanAckeren Wins Ken Carlson Scholarship

As the end of the school year rapidly approaches and high school seniors look forward to the start of their college careers, all of us at Junior Achievement of Lincoln are so happy that we can help some of them as they take that next step. We recently awarded this year’s round of scholarships, and now we get to introduce …

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