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Educator of the Year: Lucy Quezada

Luzy Quezada has been selected as the 2016-2016 Educator of the Year for JA Finance Park. Here’s a bit about why she stands out and is deserving of this recognition: Lucy Quezada has done an outstanding job in her role as the JA Finance Park Lead Teacher for the past 7 years.  Her sincere belief […]

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JA Scholarship Opportunities

Do you know any high school students who have completed a recent JA program? Encourage them to submit for our scholarship! Junior Achievement offers scholarship opportunities locally as well as via our worldwide organization. Through the generosity of sponsors, the following scholarship opportunities are available to students who have participated in at least one Junior […]

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JA Movers & Shakers 15-16 continued

Each year, it takes more than 3,000 teachers and 8,000 volunteers to help deliver JA programs to 97,000+ students throughout Arizona. None of this great work would be possible without a few “movers and shakers” who go above and beyond. This time we’d like to highlight our educators of the year from the schools who […]

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JA Movers & Shakers 15-16

Each year, it takes more than 3,000 teachers and 8,000 volunteers to help deliver JA programs to 97,000+ students throughout Arizona. None of this great work would be possible without a few “movers and shakers” who go above and beyond – either through recruiting colleagues at their business, or coordinating with teacher colleagues at their […]

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JA Scholarship Deadline: April 17, 2015!

Did you know that we have some scholarship opportunities available? We encourage all Arizona high schools students who have completed a JA program to apply. But hurry – the deadline to apply is Friday, April 17. 2015! 2014-15 Freshman – Senior Scholarship Continuing Scholarship Application (for students awarded scholarships last year) Apply now

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JA Experience Inspires Volunteer to Become a Classroom Teacher

Here’s a great story from one JA Arizona volunteer. We hope you’re as moved as we are! J.W. Gaberdiel, a local high school mathematics teacher, was inspired to pursue teaching after volunteering with Junior Achievement in the classroom: “After managing a Borders bookstore for five years, I transitioned into managing a Sylvan Learning Center. At Sylvan, […]

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Growing in Confidence Through JA BizTown®

One of the most rewarding parts of our work is getting to hear about the immediate and long-term impact that results from students’ time with JA. Here’s just one of the many responses we receive from educators and students, alike. This teacher brought her 6th grade class to JA BizTown® a few weeks ago and […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week Spotlight: Rob Lange

SPOTLIGHT ON ANOTHER AMAZING TEACHER AS WE WRAP UP TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK Rob Lange, Marketing teacher and DECA adviser at Perry High School, is everything Junior Achievement of Arizona could ask for in a partner.  He worked for JA many moons ago and remains dedicated to our mission.  He tries out new programs, coaches and refers […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week Spotlight: Damon Timm

SPOTLIGHT ON AN AMAZING TEACHER FOR TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK   Damon Timm, teacher at Ida Redbird / Hawthorne Elementary, has been partnering with JA for over 15 years… and always with the same volunteer, Nancy Graves! Amazing, right? But, wait, there’s more: Cindy Eckert-Timm, his wife, also celebrates over 15 years with volunteer Brett Black. […]

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Now Accepting Nominations for Teacher and Volunteer of the Year

Junior Achievement is now accepting nominations for both the 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. Last year we were proud to announce Rob Lange as the Teacher of the Year and Julie Scanio as Volunteer of the Year. Do you know an exemplary teacher or volunteer who has partnered with Junior […]

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