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18 under 18 Nominations Open for Junior Achievement of Arizona
By Lindsay Hansen - Thursday Jan 11, 2024
Junior Achievement of Arizona’s 18 under 18 nominations open Tuesday, Jan 2, 2024 and close Feb. 15, 2024 at midnight. These young people aren’t waiting until they are adults to make a difference in the world. Nominees have to be under 18 years of age by July 1, 2023 and attend K-12 in Arizona. To apply, visit:

“Junior Achievement of Arizona’s 18 Under 18 has become one of our signature events,” said Katherine Cecala, CEO of Junior Achievement of Arizona. “It’s always exciting to see what tomorrow’s leaders are innovating, creating, developing or advocating for. Each year, we’re amazed at what a talented group of young people the state has. We encourage everyone to apply for this year’s 18 under 18 awards!”

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

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

Who can apply?
Anyone under 18 years of age by July 1, 2023 and who attended K-12 in Arizona
Nominees can reside anywhere in Arizona

Winners will be announced in person on Thursday, April 18, 2024 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©(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 7,500 corporate and community volunteers. Despite educational obstacles during the pandemic, JA reached approximately 170,000 students in the 2022-2023 school year. Follow @JAArizona on social media or visit for more free online educational tools.