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Blog #3: Guest Blogger - Sally Glick

 By Sally Glick
Community Involvement

In 2017 I was honored by Junior Achievement as one of the Laureates being inducted into the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame. I was blown away by the invitation. Although I have enjoyed a long and fulfilling career in various marketing and business development roles in the accounting profession, it didn’t seem to be anything worthy of such...

Blog #2: True grit is developed through practice, experience and failure.

 By Catherine Milone
Community Involvement

When discussing the common traits among the Laureates from over the years, grit was the one that landed on top of the list. We found it interesting that this characteristic was so highly rated because what we have learned is that grit is not necessarily something you are born with. True grit is developed through practice, experience and...

Blog #1 Inspire

 By Catherine Milone
Community Involvement

When I think of the word inspire, I fondly think of Junior Achievement (JA). Not just because I work for JA, but because everything associated with the Mission has a valuable connection to the word...

Junior Achievement of New Jersey Introduces Financial Literacy Curriculum

 By New Jersey School Board Association
Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) introduced its revised financial literacy curriculum before an audience of school administrators and board members on Oct....

Teens & Personal Finance Survey Insights

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

A new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) and Citizens Bank shows that 63 percent of teens believe they will be financially independent of their parents by the age of 30, meaning that more than a third of teens surveyed do not hold this belief. The survey is being released in conjunction with Financial Literacy Month, which is April.The survey found that 74 percent believe they will own a car by the...

Middle Schoolers Milestones for Success

 By Hannah Henry
Financial Literacy

From the 6th grade to 8th grade, students are doing more than just preparing for high school; they are in the awkward stage of responsibility. Between the ages of 11-13, these students don’t have anything immediate on their radar making saving and budgeting even more challenging. This just means it’s the perfect time for parents and educators to motivate them to think...

Elementary Milestones for Future Success

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

From Kindergarten to fifth-grade, most children do not have a clear understanding of finances or money in general. What they learn at this stage in life are concepts that will continue to build as they grow older. While at this stage in their lives, they don't have bills or loans to worry about, it puts their financial future on the horizon and gives them something to think about as they get...

Credit Card Crash Course

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

Not all credit cards are created equal, which makes choosing one a difficult task.

As of March 2019, Americans paid banks a shocking $113 billion in credit card interest in 2018. While your credit card activities may differ from your colleague or classmate, one thing is for sure: understanding the way your credit card works is a crucial component to any credit...

5 Benefits of Hiring a Student Intern

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

With summer on the horizon, high school and college students are already thinking about their next step: internships. While college students may be viewing an internship as a foot-in to a career after they graduate, high school students are seeking internships to discover what career path they may want to pursue in the future.The benefits of interning as a student are endless, but what do these...

Which Leadership Style Are You

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

Not all leaders are the same. From school group projects to navigating through escape rooms with friends, your leadership skills evolve throughout life and will determine the relationships you have in and out of the workplace!

To better understand what type of leader you are, use the flow chart...



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