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DYI Making a BIG Difference

This year’s session of Driven Youth Invitational is more than halfway over already, and we can declare that it’s definitely our biggest and best yet! More than 40 of Lincoln’s top high school students are participating this year, representing all of Lincoln’s public high schools and also Pius X. They’ve already heard from and worked with five of Lincoln’s top …

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JA Bowled Over by Bowl-a-thon

We’re speechless. Humbled. Excited. Floored. But most of all, so grateful! This year’s JA Bowl-a-thon was truly our biggest and best ever. Over 1,500 amazing individuals from corporations, organizations, clubs, and groups all across our area came together and raised (drum roll please)… over $101,000 dollars! Compare that to last year’s total of $77,000, and you understand why we’re so …

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JA Lincoln Wins Peak Performance Award

Well, shucks. It’s always nice to be recognized for your efforts, right? Our work is always on behalf of the students we serve, and that’s why it feels so good to have that work noticed. All the rewards are really for them! Junior Achievement of Lincoln was recently selected as one of only twelve recipients nationwide for the 2013 Peak …

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State Farm Comes Through In Big Way

We’ve got some big news – and an even bigger “thank you” to send out! State Farm has long been a great friend of JA of Lincoln, generously offering both time and financial support to many of our programs. This year alone, more than 30 State Farm employees are volunteering on behalf of JA in Lincoln schools. Now, they’re stepping …

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Apply Today for Your JA Scholarship

One of our favorite times of year is coming up, and we need your help spreading the word! Here at JA of Lincoln, we exist because of generosity. Without the people and organizations that give so generously of their time and resources to support our mission, we couldn’t do even a fraction of what we do in Southeastern Nebraska every …

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Bowl-a-thon Coming Quickly – Are You Ready?

Time is running out! We’re just a few weeks away now from our most FUN fundraiser of the year, and we don’t want you to miss out! The annual JA of Lincoln Bowl-a-thon is coming up on Saturday, February 22nd. Every year, more than a thousand wonderful, generous bowlers from companies and organizations all over Lincoln come together for a …

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Get Casual With JA

It’s time once again to get casual for JA! Jeans for JA is the simplest fundraiser we hold all year – and that’s probably why it’s so popular! Here’s how it works: You designate a day (one specific date) or a series of days (i.e. every Friday) in February as Jeans for JA days. Then you set a donation dollar …

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JA Sets Goals for 2014

Happy New Year! A new year is always the perfect opportunity to look at where you’ve been and where you are, and to set some new goals. Here at JA of Lincoln, we’re always about bigger and better – expanding our reach, impacting more students, and making sure we’re doing everything possible to maximize our resources. With that in mind, …

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JA Looking for Driven Youth

One of the key elements in a successful career is simply the willingness to say yes– to new opportunities, new challenges, new experiences. That willingness is what separates those who talk from those who do. We’ve got an amazing opportunity for Lincoln high school students who have that willingness, accompanied by the motivation and drive to succeed. Now in its …

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TMCO: Going Above and Beyond for JA

In so many ways, Junior Achievement is only as good as our volunteers. Even the best curriculum isn’t worth much without the passionate, generous people who give of their time and expertise on behalf of our students. Hopefully all our volunteers know how much we appreciate every single one of them! There are some volunteers, however, who go above and …

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