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Welcome our new Ja staff member!

Evan Jacobs is from Stuttgart, Arkansas and a senior at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock majoring in political science with a minor in non-profit leadership studies. He will be graduating with his certification as a Certified Non-profit Professional in May 2019. Evan is a member of the Non-Profit Leadership Studies Student Association and served as a member of the executive board. Evan is the new program manager for Junior Achievement of Arkansas and spent his 2018 fall semester interning at Junior Achievement of Arkansas. Evan hopes to grow the organization and its mission as a member of the JA Arkansas team in the Central Arkansas region. When Evan is not at work or in class he enjoys officiating youth and high school sports including baseball and football and, being from Stuttgart, he is also an avid duck hunter.

Branding/Community Awareness

Since August, Junior Achievement has been the subject of five television stories and two radio interviews (one in NWA and one in Central AR)!

Did you miss it? Check out the links below! Better yet, please share on social media - @jaarkansas or #jaarkansas.

KARK/Fox 16 Education Matters & Victory Over Violence Series

Story 1: (May 22) - Education Matters

Junior Achievement of AR ; Sheffield Nelson describes the importance of JA while volunteers teach finance to elementary class.

Story 2: (June 6)

Teens Learn Life Lessons in LR onsite overview of SYE-City of LR


Story 3: (Aug 7) - Inside JA

Inside look at JA educational support to Boys & Girls Clubs in the summer.

In-Studio Interview: (Aug 28)

3-minute "Motivational Moment" Angele explains how to volunteer in the schools.

KNWA Segment

NWAR: (Aug 15)

KNWA 3-minute segment with Tara explaining JA and golf tourney.

  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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