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JA Spark Coming October 28

We’re going to spend one day lighting a spark in Nebraska students! Over the past few years, JA of Lincoln’s Driven Youth Invitational program has become one of our most talked-about initiatives. Over the course of several weeks, high school students are mentored by some of our area’s top entrepreneurs as they develop original business ideas, complete with business plans. …

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Jessica States Honored with Award

We have a star in our midst! We are so proud to announce that Jessica States, JA of Lincoln’s Senior Director of Programs and Events, was honored with the 2015 JA USA Rising Star award. It was awarded to only four JA associates in the entire nation, so Jessica is in very elite company! The award recognizes associates who have …

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JA Programs Receive Robust Updates

You’ve no doubt heard us mention the “cutting edge” curriculum that we equip our volunteers with when we send them into the classroom. To show you exactly what we mean, over the next few months we’re going to be giving you a glimpse into some of the JA programs that have recently received updates– we think you’ll be impressed with …

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Only Two Months ‘Til Tailgate!

With less than two months to go until our biggest fundraiser of the year, it’s time to get your tickets! The annual JA Dinner & Auction Tailgate event will be on Friday, September 18th at the Cornhusker Hotel. It will be a Husker-themed night full of food, friends, and fun… and as always, some truly amazing packages to bid on! …

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Welcome Young Professionals Board Members

At JA of Lincoln, we’re all about building for the future. We know that tomorrow’s success depends on today’s investments, which is why we’re always looking for new ways to bring fresh ideas and perspective to the table. To that end, we’re excited to announce the creation of the JA Young Professionals Board to help lead and support Junior Achievement. …

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

At JA of Lincoln we’re sharpening our No. 2 pencils, packing up our backpacks, lacing up our brand new shoes and getting ready to head back to school! We’re working to make the 2015-2016 school year our biggest and best ever, and of course we can’t do that without you. We’re hoping to impact a record number of students in …

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Who Is Lincoln’s Smartest Investor?

Get ready for an action-packed evening of Wall Street excitement, right here in Lincoln! The new Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge presented by UBS will give both students and business professionals the chance to test their trading skill. First at an afternoon student event and then at an evening adult event, participants will form 4-person teams to experience a mock …

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JA 2014-15 a BIG Success

Now that we’ve had a little time to catch our breaths after the end of the school year and really take a hard look at the numbers, we’re happy to report that 2014-2015 was a big one for JA of Lincoln! Overall, we saw an 8.1% increase in students impacted— 24,076, up from 22,274. That’s 1,800 more students than ever …

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JA Recognizes Top Volunteers and Educators

If you’re a friend of Junior Achievement of Lincoln, hopefully you’ve gotten the message that we appreciate you! Everything we do relies on partnerships– between our volunteers and educators, between the business community and our schools, between donors and the classrooms they sponsor. We try to say “Thank You!” as often as we can, but once a year we to …

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JA Golf Classic Winners (Hint: We All Did!)

Friday, June 12th was another great day for JA of Lincoln. Once again, the community answered the call and turned out to support our students and our programs in a big way, and once again we are absolutely overwhelmed with gratitude. Thanks to 25 teams of golfers and a wonderfully generous group of sponsors, the 2015 JA of Lincoln Golf …

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