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JA of South Central Kentucky EVENTS

At JA of South Central Kentucky, we host several events throughout the year to raise money to support our programming. These events also engage the community in our efforts to reach students! Whether you'd like to get involved on an individual level or as a business through event sponsorship, we offer several ways for you to support our work while having a great time!

JA Inspire Virtual

JA Inspire Virtual

When: December 4, 2020
Where: Virtual

Penguin Plunge

Penguin Plunge

When: TBD
Where: TBD

JA Business Hall of Fame

JA Business Hall of Fame

When: March 2021
Where: Virtual

In 1992, the Business Hall of Fame was created to honor the lives and accomplishments of extraordinary South Central Kentuckians.  Hall of Fame laureates are nominated by members of the community, and then selected by an independent committee.

JA Girl$

JA Girl$

When: March 2021
Where: TBD

Junior Achievement and the Young Athenas are teaming up to bring the JA Girl$ program presented by Citizens First Bank,to girls and young women in the Bowling Green area. The Young Athenas of Bowling Green are a prestigious group of young professionals who have received the Young Athena award through the Chamber of Commerce. 

Mini Corvette Challenge

Mini Corvette Challenge

When: CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Over the past 20+ years the Mini Corvette Challenge presented by Houchens Industries has become a staple event for Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky. The Knicely Conference Center parking lot will be transformed into a mini-racetrack as area businesses race their custom-tooled and detailed Corvette go-carts competing for the coveted Gold Cup and bragging rights for the year as they raise money and awareness for Junior Achievement. 

Chili & Cheese Takeout Orders

Chili & Cheese Takeout Orders

When: October 8, 2020
Where: Montana Grille

This year's event might look different than in years past, but you still have a chance to show your support for the Tops and JA!  For $6 (sales tax included) you get a bowl of Wendy's chili, a grilled cheese, a dessert, and a soft drink! You may purchase your ticket at the door or online at alumni.wku.edu/chilicheese18.  Proceeds benefit Junior Achievement.

Sophomore Summit

Sophomore Summit

When: Spring 2021
Where: TBD

All sophomores from the local high schools attend this event featuring speakers addressing college/career readiness, how to prepare for your path after high school, and a what to wear/not to wear fashion show featuring local students.

  • "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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