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Are You Ready to Go Bowling?

The holidays can be a busy and distracting time of year, so we want to make sure you get a very important date into your calendar before things get too crazy! The annual JA Bowl-A-Thon is Saturday, February 27th, and we hope you’ll join us by sponsoring or bowling! Teams of six people raise just $45 each in pledges for …

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500 Lincoln 8th Graders Become “Virtual” Adults

New Junior Achievement program will let them see how they’d fare in the real-world economy! Thanks to generous support from title sponsors Fiserv and Union Bank, more than 500 Lincoln 8th graders are going to the Park! JA Finance Park Virtual gives kids a chance to experience real-world budgeting, spending, and saving through an intensive computer-based simulation. Each student is …

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JA Spark Ignites Lincoln Youth

Over the past few years, Driven Youth Invitational has become one of Junior Achievement of Lincoln’s most talked-about programs. When our area’s best and brightest high school students are matched up with our most successful and innovative entrepreneurs, magic happens! But DYI takes place over the course of several weeks, making it difficult for students in some of our outlying …

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Opening Bell About to Ring

Have we mentioned how excited we are about our newest event? The first-ever JA Stock Market Challenge is coming up on Tuesday, November 17th– and time is running out to get in on the action! The JA Stock Market Challenge will allow both students and adults to try their hand at the fast-paced world of investing– and we do mean …

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Program Highlight: JA Company Program

Because we always want you to know exactly what you’re supporting when you invest your time in JA of Lincoln, we like to give you peeks inside the classroom to see just what our students are working on. The curriculum we provide receives regular updates, meaning that we can be sure our volunteers are always equipped with innovative and engaging …

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Volunteer Highlight: Susan Robak

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again– our classroom volunteers truly are the backbone of everything we do at JA of Lincoln. Without a dedicated army of generous individuals willing to share their time and experience to take it into the classroom, all the cutting-edge curriculum in the world would be meaningless. We are only as strong as …

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Spark Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

On October 28th, students from all over our area are going to feel the spark of inspiration! JA Spark is our all-new, single-day version of JA’s Driven Youth Invitational. What is usually a 7-week program focused on entrepreneurship is being condensed into one jam-packed day full of inspiration for high school students. Students from all over eastern Nebraska will hear …

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Are You Up to the Challenge?

You do not want to miss this event! On Tuesday, November 17th at Innovation Campus, we’re bringing the first ever JA Stock Market Challenge to Lincoln. This dual event with feature a student competition in the afternoon, followed by an adult competition in the evening. Both will be full of action-packed competition, pitting four-person teams against each other on the …

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JA Tailgate a HUGE Success

Once again, we’re left shaking our heads in amazement at just how wonderful and generous this community is! Nearly 275 of our friends attended this year’s JA Tailgate Dinner and Auction, and it truly was a great night for a great cause. Thanks to this community-minded group of sponsors, donors, and supporters, the evening resulted in over $78,000 dollars in …

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Program Feature: JA Finance Park

Here at JA of Lincoln, we always want you to understand exactly what your generosity makes possible when you support us. You know we’re teaching K-12 students the principles of financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and business ethics, but we want to make sure you know how cool that really is when put into practice! To that end, we’ve been featuring some …

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