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Be A Game Changer
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 By Kelsey Matzinger

Community Involvement

Volunteers are the game-changer! They are the player that ignites those around them to do better and be better. They are the player that changes the “on court” or “on field” energy that’s a spark plug and leads the team to victory. They are the ones that young people...

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The JA EFFECT – Widening Horizons
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Work Readiness

When she was a child, Socheth McCutcheon’s family escaped Cambodia, which was under the control of the Khmer Rouge, in search of a better life in the United States. Socheth’s family settled in Revere, Massachusetts, near Boston. Socheth now serves as a volunteer for Junior Achievement in New Jersey. She feels it is important to “pay it forward” by being a role model for young people, especially...

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Why JA? And Why Now? Financial Literacy as a Foundation for a Better Life
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Financial Literacy

At Junior Achievement, we view financial literacy as “the other literacy.” Just like reading or writing, we all deal with money on a near daily basis. Junior Achievement employs a pathways approach to teaching financial literacy to young people. By “pathways,” we mean that JA programs are designed to engage students on the subject over multiple grades, from their first days in kindergarten,...

National Entrepreneurship Month

National Entrepreneurship Month

 By Sanjana Suresh, Fireside Chat Coordinator / Digital Marketing & Communications Intern

Corporate Responsibility

Entrepreneurship is defined as “the activity of setting up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.” Behind each entrepreneurial venture is at least one entrepreneur, or “an individual who creates a new business, bearing most of the risks and enjoying most of the...

2021 HSH Scholar Award Recipients

2021 High School Hero Scholar Award Recipients Spotlight Series - Blog #4

 By Sanjana Suresh, Fireside Chat Coordinator / Digital Marketing & Communications Intern

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2021 HSH Scholar Award Recipients

2021 High School Hero Scholar Award Recipients Spotlight Series - Blog #3

 By Sanjana Suresh, Fireside Chat Coordinator / Digital Marketing & Communications Intern

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2021 HIGH SCHOOL HERO SCHOLAR AWARD RECIPIENTS SPOTLIGHT SERIES - Blog #2

 By Sanjana Suresh, Fireside Chat Coordinator / Digital Marketing & Communications Intern

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NJBHOF 2022 Celebrating 20 Years

A Detailed Glimpse Into the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame

 By Sanjana Suresh, Fireside Chat Coordinator / Digital Marketing & Communications Intern

Corporate Responsibility

With the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame’s (NJBHOF) 20th Anniversary just under a month away, this blog post will explore the history and significance of the event, and dive further into this year’s Class of...

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Why JA? And Why Now? A Response to a Changing Work and Career Landscape
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Work Readiness

Junior Achievement’s proven programs are shown to inspire and prepare young people for success. Our approach is demonstrated to give students the tools they need to increase their chances of achieving their potential in work, career, and...

JANJ President & CEO

Connecting with JANJ's new President & CEO

 By Sanjana Suresh, Fireside Chat Coordinator / Digital Marketing & Communications Intern

Corporate Responsibility

As JANJ’s Fireside Chat Coordinator, I had the pleasure of connecting with James Horne Jr., JANJ’s new President! I compiled a list of questions and interviewed Jim to help JANJ’s social media network get some personal insight into who he is and what he envisions for the future of the organization. In this blog post, I will write about the highlights of the interview and reflect on my chat with...



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