Stories of Success

Learn more about how we inspire success by reading these inspirational stories from local students, volunteers, alum and educators. Read more stories about the impact JA has across the country. Do you have a JA story to share? Complete this short form to tell us more.
Jenny Bazile (Student)
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Deontay Blanchard (Student)
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Marquita Butler (Educator)
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Precious Drew (Student)
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Rania Gadnis (Student)
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Max Goldman (Student)
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Sue Hoffman (Educator)
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Netha Johnson (Alumnus)
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Tim Langness (Alumnus and Volunteer)
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Sayra Loftus (Educator)
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Iain Martin (Student)
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Zach Panek (Student)
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Martha Rush (Educator)
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Justice Sikakane (Volunteer)
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Morgan Sweeney (Student)
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Mark Ulman (Educator)
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Urban Academy (School Partnership)
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Jonathan Wang (Student)
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Tom Benson (Educator)
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Yasha Bol (Student)
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Carrie Casey (Educator)
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Conor Friedmann (Student)
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Sam Ginnis (Alumni)
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Jim Hemak (Donor)
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Juliana James (Educator)
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Chris Kuehn (Student)
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Ian Lim (Student)
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Dawson Lowe (Student)
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David Martinez (Volunteer)
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Mishell Quiridumbay (Student)
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Securian Financial (School Partner)
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Amy Speck (Volunteer)
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Lisa Tellinghuisen (Student)
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Michael Underwood (Student)
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Kia Vang (Alumna)
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Staci White (Volunteer)
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