Junior Achievement of Arizona’s 18 under 18 nominations are open until Jan. 31, 2023, at midnight. Nominees have to be under 18 years of age by July 1, 2022, and attend kindergarten through 12th grade in Arizona.

“The Junior Achievement of Arizona 18 Under 18 all have something in common: They’re not waiting until they’re adults to make a difference in the world,” says Katherine Cecala, CEO of Junior Achievement of Arizona. “Whether it’s helping refugees, selling shoes, publishing a book, or finding a youth poet laureate, these entrepreneurs all realize the power that a single, driven person has.”

What’s the criteria? 

Demonstrated leadership

Community Service

Entrepreneurial spirit


Who are they looking for? 

Active in the community

Selfless leaders

Change makers



Winners will be announced in person on Thurs., April 27, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cash and other prizes will be awarded to the winners.  To learn more and to nominate a deserving youth, visit jaaz.org/nominations-for-18-under-18-open-now.