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JA Mission Moment: She can dare to dream!
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Inspired by her grandmother, who is also an entrepreneur, Aeryn wants to one day own her own hair and makeup business. She also understands the importance of prioritizing needs over...

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JA National Student Leadership Summit 2022
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 By Kelsey Matzinger


In June of 2022, 15 of Junior Achievement’s top student companies came to the Nation’s Capital to compete in the 2022 Junior Achievement National Student...

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Investing in People: Validating and spotlighting young entrepreneurs in Fort Wayne
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 By Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana & Input Fort Wayne

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High School graduation is here. What are Fort Wayne’s students going to do next?
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 By Margaret Wheeler, JA Student Ambassador

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Will they stay in Fort Wayne for college or life after college? What are some of the decisions they’re considering or weighing, and what are some of the opportunities in Fort Wayne that might make them want to stay...

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JA is rebranding!
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Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana is excited to share in the news of JA's rebranding across the entire organization. We are excited to share the new logo and color palette with you, as well as additional information on our new look and programming updates in this...

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May 2022 | JA Casting the Vision Newsletter
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This edition of the JA Casting the Vision Newsletter features articles about one of our Fort Wayne Business Hall of Fame Inductees, an update on 3DE, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of our JA Wine & Beer Festival, and the success of our JAID Homeschool and JA JobSpark Virtual Career Expo...

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This Third Grader Gets It. And So Do You.
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 By Danielle Tuck

Work Readiness

I love JA and want it again and again and again! It is so useful for kids -especially high schoolers because they'll be adults soon and need to know how to spend money well. Life is tough and that's important.

- Aylinn, third grade student, Fort Wayne Community Schools

YOU can make sure Aylinn, and those high school students she wants to succeed, continue to get these useful JA programs. JA...

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JA In A Day (JAID): Homeschool Edition
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 By The Waynedale News

Financial Literacy

On Tuesday, March 15th, homeschool students, community volunteers, and parent educators gathered to make donuts in a production line, construct cities, design fast food franchises, and develop ideas for products and...

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From struggling student to invested entrepreneur: Rudy of Rudy's Cigar Shop shares his story.
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 By Brittany Smith, Input Fort Wayne


These days, Mahara is far from a teenager with bad grades in a detention hall. He's a business owner and semi-retired financial planner in Fort Wayne, where he says that local leaders in Junior Achievement changed the direction of his life and helped him apply his skills in ways traditional classwork...

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February 2022 JA Young Entrepreneur of the Month
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Ayanna, a senior at Wayne High School, has always had a love for art, and it wasn't until her freshman year that she started taking painting more seriously. Learn more about Ayanna and her painting by watching her...

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