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Company Highlight – Sandhills Publishing

There are so many elements that go into allowing JA of Lincoln to succeed. To impact tens of thousands of students with a very small staff, we rely on an army of volunteers, educators, and organizations to support us every day. Thankfully, Lincoln is home to so many companies who are willing to step in and make a real difference …

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JA Spark Approaching Quickly

Do you know a high school student who dreams of one day owning his or her own business? We’re looking for students with an interest in business and entrepreneurship– or those who are looking for the right spark to start building their dreams! JA Spark is a one-day workshop for high school students with a passion for entrepreneurship. They’ll get …

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Another Successful Tailgate!

Friends, you’ve done it again! Last Friday evening, dozens and dozens of Junior Achievement of Lincoln’s most enthusiastic supporters packed the Cornhusker ballroom for an en evening of food, friends, Husker spirit, and auction action (say that last one out loud– it’s fun)! The annual JA Dinner and Auction is always one of our favorite nights of the year, and …

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Volunteer Spotlight – Jan Hardesty

We hope that by now there’s no doubt that at JA of Lincoln, we LOVE our volunteers! Without generous, caring, enthusiastic individuals to take our curriculum into the classroom, all the cutting-edge curriculum in the world is meaningless. Our volunteers are what make everything possible, and that’s why we love to brag about these wonderful people! This month, we’re spotlighting …

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Let’s Meet at Barry’s!

Mark your calendar, because you’ve got after-work plans on Thursday, September 15th! NextGen is hosting a fundraiser for JA of Lincoln, and we couldn’t be more excited! Just stop by Barry’s Rooftop at 9th & Q starting at 5:30pm. Your $10 donation at the door gets you food and great company, and NextGen will match every donation up to $1,000! …

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Last Chance for JA Tailgate!

JA of Lincoln’s biggest fundraiser of the year is just weeks away, but it’s not too late to get in on the action! The JA of Lincoln Tailgate Dinner and Auction will be on Friday, September 23rd, and it’s truly bigger and better than ever before. Hundreds of people will converge on the Cornhusker Hotel for an evening of fun, …

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Spark Your Interest

If you know a motivated high school student who could use an extra SPARK, then listen up! JA Spark is a totally unique opportunity for students with an interest in business and entrepreneurship. In this one-day workshop, they’ll get advice and guidance from some of Lincoln’s top entrepreneurs, learn about what it takes to create a business plan, and create …

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Upgrades & Updates – We Never Stop Improving

There’s a reason that Junior Achievement is known for our cutting edge curriculum– we never rest on our laurels! Each year, we reevaluate and update, making sure our curriculum reflects the most current research, technology, and feedback. When you become a JA volunteer, you can rest assured that we send you into the classroom equipped with only the best! This …

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JA Stock Market Challenge is Back!

After the huge success of last year’s event, there was never any question– the JA of Lincoln Stock Market Challenge is coming back! On November 15th, we’ll be taking over Innovation Campus once again! If you missed last year’s event, you can get a sense of the excitement by watching this video. Essentially, this unique day of activities gives students …

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It’s Almost JA Tailgate Season

We have a double dose of good news for you. First off…. We are finally closing in on the start of the football season! Before we know it, Saturdays will be a sea of red once again. With football comes tailgating, and that brings us to our second piece of good news– the annual JA Tailgate Dinner and Auction is …

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