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JA of New Jersey’s New Identity and What it Means to Their Staff

 By Shamyah Bowers-Ray - Public Relations/Social Media Intern

Corporate Responsibility

On August 22, 2022, JA of New Jersey updated its logo to reflect the global rebrand, which includes a new color scheme, and logo. This is the first change to the Junior Achievement logo since 1986! The purpose behind this new identity was to modernize the original design to maintain pace with the trajectory of the organization. JANJ’s website is now easier to navigate and encompasses a more...

2021 Scholar Award Recipients

2021 High School Hero Scholar Award Recipients Spotlight Series

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

Corporate Responsibility

Catching Up With the 2021 Scholar Award...


20th Anniversary of the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame 

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

Community Involvement

After two years of entirely virtual programming and events, we are thrilled to be hosting the 2022 New Jersey Business Hall of Fame (NJBHOF) in person on November 3rd from 5:30 to 8:30pm at the Hyatt Regency New...

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Get to know Kavya, a member of JANJ’s Student Leadership Committee

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

Work Readiness

Kavya Venkatesan is a junior at Old Bridge High School who has dedicated over 3 years of service to Junior Achievement through volunteering, interning, and helping to lead various JA events. Most notably, Kavya serves on the Student Leadership Committee, and she will be taking over this blog post to share more about her experience as an involved member of JA of New...

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2022 Junior Achievement and Fannie Mae Youth Homeownership Survey
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement USA and Fannie Mae collaborated on a survey to better understand teens' perspectives on homeownership, specifically the desirability of owning a home one day. The survey also explored teens’ understanding of mortgages and credit scores, as well as the value they place on having financial literacy education programs in high school that cover these and other concepts related to...

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2022 Back-to-School Survey: One-Third of Teens Say Rising Cost of School Supplies a Concern
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Financial Literacy

According to a new survey by Junior Achievement USA, a third of teens (33%) say that their parents or guardians are concerned about the cost of back-to-school supplies this...

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JA National Student Leadership Summit 2022
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger


In June of 2022, 15 of Junior Achievement’s top student companies came to the Nation’s Capital to compete in the 2022 Junior Achievement National Student...

Inspiring Tomorrows

JA of New Jersey Names James Horne, Jr. as President & CEO

 By Tracy Anderson

Corporate Responsibility

After an extensive search, we are happy to introduce James Horne, Jr., JA of New Jersey's President & CEO effective July 5, 2022. James brings a wealth of leadership experience and enthusiasm for positive change within local communities.

As President & CEO of JANJ, Horne will lead the organization’s work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy outreach which impacts 87,000 K-12...

Women's History Month

What National Women's Month Means to Our Future Female Leaders

 By Tracy Anderson

Corporate Responsibility

A few of our incredible WFLA student leaders shared their thoughts about the impact of Women’s History Month and a role model that has been influential in their lives. Their words were powerful. Continue reading to learn about the ways various women have shaped their perspectives about life for the...

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Ashley Donecker - Acting President of JA New Jersey

 By Tracy Anderson

Community Involvement

We are pleased to announce that Ashley Donecker, Vice President of Development & Communications at JA New Jersey has been named Acting President. This appointment will be effective today, March 1st until the new President & CEO is...

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