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"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
- Proverbs 3:5-6
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18 under 18 Nominations Open for JA
By Lindsay Hansen - Wednesday Nov 02, 2022
Junior Achievement of Arizona’s 18 under 18 nominations open Monday, Nov. 15 and close Jan. 31, 2023 at midnight. Nominees have to be under 18 years of age by July 1, 2022 and attend K-12 in Arizona. To apply, visit: http://www.18under18.org.

“The Junior Achievement of Arizona 18 Under 18 all have something in common: They’re not waiting until they’re adults to make a difference in the world,” said Katherin Cecala, CEO of Junior Achievement of Arizona. “Whether it’s helping refugees, selling shoes, publishing a book, or finding a youth poet laureate, these entrepreneurs all realize the power that a single, driven person has.”

What’s the criteria?
Demonstrated leadership
Community Service
Entrepreneurial spirit

Who are we looking for?
Active in the community
Selfless leaders
Change makers
Innovators

Who can apply?
Anyone under 18 years of age by July 1, 2022 and who attended K-12 in Arizona
Nominees can reside anywhere in Arizona

Winners will be announced in person on Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 5-6:30 p.m. Cash and other prizes will be awarded to the winners. To learn more, visit: http://www.18under18.org.

About Junior Achievement of Arizona
Junior Achievement of Arizona (JA) is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization that equips Arizona students to succeed in work and life by giving them the knowledge and skills they need to manage their money, plan for their future, and make smart academic, career and economic choices. Since 1957, JA has taught kids, kindergarten through high school, about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. The organization’s hands-on, age-appropriate programs are delivered by more than 8,000 corporate and community volunteers. Despite educational obstacles during the pandemic, JA reached approximately 100,000 students in the 2021-2022 school year. Follow @JAArizona on social media or visit jaaz.org/resources for more free online educational tools.