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An Offer With Some Zing!

UPDATED It goes without saying (although, let’s be honest– we say it a lot!) that at JA we’re all about fiscal responsibility. Everyday in classrooms across Lincoln, we teach students about making good decisions with their money. So when we get the chance to make some really good decisions with our own money, it’s a no-brainer! Well, here’s an opportunity …

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Golf Classic a Big Success

Everyone loves to have a good time for a great cause, and earlier this month 116 generous people did just that at the annual JA of Lincoln Golf Classic. The skill level varied from the serious golfer to the expert cart-sitter, but the members of all 29 teams were united in their support for all that JA provides for local …

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Kindergarteners Give Back

“It just made our day. We loved it!” When Gates and Daisy Minnick received an envelope in the mail from a Lincoln kindergarten class, they had no idea what to expect. In all honesty, Daisy said, they had forgotten about the $100 they had donated earlier in the year to sponsor the Junior Achievement curriculum in a Lincoln classroom. The …

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JA Lincoln Awarded Grants

We’ve always known that Lincoln is a wonderfully generous community. We’re lucky to have so many entities that see the value in supporting the organizations that make our city such a vibrant place to call home. There’s no doubt that Junior Achievement is only able to do what we do every day because of the generosity of Lincoln. May was …

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Just imagine it: you’re in a beautiful ballpark on a warm summer evening. You’ve got a cold drink and a bag of peanuts, and you’re waiting to catch a glimpse of yourself on the scoreboard screen. With each crack of the Saltdogs’ bat, you relax a little more into the Rockwellian scene around you. So what could make this evening …

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Poster Contest Winners

As far as JA is concerned, every month is financial literacy month. Officially, however, it’s recognized in April. You know how much we love any excuse to talk about the importance of developing good financial habits in our kids, so we jumped on the bandwagon this year by hosting a poster contest for Lincoln elementary students. We gave them a …

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JA Scholarship Recipients

With negative stories about teenagers so often in the news, it can be easy to forget just how many great kids there are out there. There will always be teenagers who get themselves into trouble, but there are far more who are excelling in school, making an impact in their communities, and dreaming big dreams. One of the great parts …

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Dads, Discounts & Divots

Let’s face it—Dad is not always the easiest person to buy a gift for. Another tie? Boring. Bar-b-que tools? Did it last year. A wallet? Come on—you know he’ll never part with the one he’s had so long it’s permanently outlined on the back pocket of all his pants. No, what you need is something that’s just for him. Something …

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JA Golf Classic

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and you’re itching to be out the door at the crack of dawn on a Saturday. It can only mean one thing—it’s time to golf! Join us for 18 holes (as well as breakfast, lunch, an awards ceremony, a silent auction, and prizes!) on Saturday, June 11th at HiMark golf course. We …

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Save the Date!

If you’ve ever been to the annual JA dinner and auction, you already know that you can expect a fabulous evening. Believe it or not, the 2011 event promises to be bigger and better than ever! This year, JA is showing its Husker pride and throwing a tailgate. Get ready for great food, a festive atmosphere, a silent auction, and …

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