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18 under 18 Nominations Open for JA
By Lindsay Hansen - Tuesday Nov 30, 2021
Junior Achievement of Arizona’s 18 under 18 nominations open Monday, Nov. 15 and close Jan. 31, 2022 at midnight. Nominees have to be under 18 years of age by July 1, 2021 and attended K-12 in Arizona. To apply, visit:

“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 publishing a book, starting a charity, standing up for human rights, lobbying in the legislature, these entrepreneurs all realize the power that a single, driven person has. Their positive impatience has helped not just their school or local community. It’s gone global. We’re so proud of their accomplishments and want to shine the spotlight on their efforts!”

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, 2021 and who attended K-12 in Arizona

· Nominees can reside anywhere in Arizona

Winners will be announced at a hybrid event on April 21, 2022 from 5-6:30 p.m. Cash and other prizes will be awarded to the winners. To learn more, visit:

About Junior Achievement of Arizona
Junior Achievement of Arizona (JA) is a 501(c)(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 more than 65,000 students in the 2020-2021 school year. Follow @JAArizona on social media or visit for more free online educational tools.