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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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Wheelin’ and Dealin’ With JA

Are you ready to play the market? Grab your savviest friends or coworkers and claim your rightful title as the smartest investors in Lincoln! The first-ever JA Stock Market Challenge is an action-packed competition pitting four-person teams against each other on the ‘trading floor.’ Each team will get $1,000,000 in mock stock and must buy and sell shares throughout the …

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JA Tailgate Fundraiser Coming Soon

Last call for tailgaters! The annual JA Tailgate Dinner & Auction is less that two weeks away– but you’re not too late to get in on the fun! A limited number of sponsor tables and individual tickets are still available. Our emcee for the evening will be Matt McKay from 106.3 KFRX, and we have some fabulous live and silent …

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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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