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Penguin Plunge

Mar 03, 2018 | Sloan Convention Center

Show your support for JA and take the Penguin Plunge! Join community leaders for an icy cold plunge into an outdoor pool to benefit area students with JA's financial literacy programs.

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JA Business Hall of Fame

Mar 21, 2019 | Knicely Conference Center

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.
Over the years, Junior Achievement has honored individuals who epitomize five key standards of excellence:
    •    Entrepreneurial spirit and achievement
    •    Exceptional role model for youth
    •    Economic impact on area
    •    Business leadership
    •    Commitment to the goals of Junior Achievement
The Business Hall of Fame, presented by BB&T, is displayed at the Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green, KY.


JA Girl$

Mar 07, 2018 | SKYCTC

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. These women will present the programs and will serve as strong, positive, role models to the girls and young women who attend the JA Girl$ event Spring of 2018 at SKYCTC.

"There are no differences in what girls and boys can learn. However, there is a big difference in the best way to teach them." (National Association for Single Sex Classrooms). The JA Girl$ program is a gender-specific initiative designed to teach girls and young women about financial literacy, career preparation, and entrepreneurship. According to Fortune Magazine, 9 out of 10 women in the United States will be responsible for their family's finances at some time due to an increasing divorce rate and women's longer lifespan. This is of concern, according to Paine Webber, since 54% of women reported they do not understand finances.

The JA Girl$ program seeks to teach girls in a way that is tailored to their learning style, while offering a strong female role model as their teacher. For more information please contact Abby Phillips at 270.782.0280 or

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Mini Corvette Challenge

May 19, 2018 | Knicely Conference Center

Created in 1995, the Mini Corvette Challenge is a fundraising and awareness-building event for Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky.

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JA Golf Classic

September 24 and 25, 2018 | Crosswinds Golf Course

The JA Golf Classic is the perfect event for you and your company to enjoy! It is a two day golf event with three sessions to choose from; each independent of each other with separate individual and team prizes. This allows for up to 102 teams to participate over a two-day period. All golfers will receive a goody bag, Russell golf shirt, breakfast, lunch, and a chance at winning great door prizes.

JA Golf Classic Brochure

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Chili & Cheese Luncheon

October 2018 | 6.4.3 Sports Bar & Grill

Sponsored by the Jennings, Perry, Schmitt Financial Group.
On the Thursday of WKU’s Homecoming Week 643 Sports Bar in downtown Bowling Green hosts a crowd of Hilltopper supporters for the annual Junior Achievement WKU Homecoming Chili and Cheese Luncheon and Pep Rally. WKU Football players, Pep Band, Cheerleaders and Topperettes will join the WKU’s Head Football Coach for an exciting afternoon that is sure to elevate the Hilltopper Spirit. For $5 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 Proceeds benefit Junior Achievement.


For more information please contact Junior Achievement at 270-782-0280 or WKU at or 270-745-4395.


To purchase tickets online or to place a to-go order please visit

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Teen Summit

Nov 21, 2017

Eighth through 12th graders from our 6 county area are invited to this exciting event held in Bowling Green every November. Teen Summit features a motivational guest speaker, a college and career readiness panel with local community members representing many different professions, and a what to wear/not to wear fashion show featuring local students. The fashion show helps to prepare students for college and/or job interviews. The students complete the JA Job Shadow curriculum before attending the event.


For more information, please contact

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Sophomore Summit

This is an event held in the fall in Logan County and in the spring in Simpson County. 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. The students complete the JA Job Shadow curriculum before attending the event.