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Igniting Entrepreneurial Spirit: Unleashing Students' Potential

 By JANJ

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is a dynamic field that encourages innovation, problem-solving, and creativity. Junior Achievement (JA) recognizes the importance of nurturing entrepreneurial skills in students and offers a range of free online educational resources to foster entrepreneurship. In this blog, we will explore JA's career readiness programs and shed light on the benefits of these interactive...

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Financial Literacy: Empowering Students for a Bright Future

 By JANJ

Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is a critical life skill that empowers students to make informed decisions about money management, saving, and investing. Junior Achievement (JA) understands the importance of equipping students with this knowledge and offers a range of free online educational resources to foster financial literacy. In this blog, we will explore JA's financial literacy programs and highlight the...

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Be Career Ready with Junior Achievement: Empowering Students for Success

 By JANJ

Work Readiness

In today's rapidly evolving job market, career readiness has become increasingly important for students transitioning from high school to the professional world. To address this crucial need, Junior Achievement (JA) has emerged as a valuable resource, providing free online educational programs aimed at equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in their future careers. In...

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New Research Shows Teens are Re-Thinking the Future of Work
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Work Readiness

In today's world, teens are increasingly exploring alternatives to the traditional higher education route. That’s why Junior Achievement and Citizens conducted a study to gain insight into where teens' thoughts are when it comes to the cost of higher...

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JA My Story | Zach Fleming
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Community Involvement

Not every student plans to go to college and finds JA valuable in introducing young people to careers that don’t require a degree, such as in the skilled trades, as well as occupations students can pursue straight out of high school. Volunteers often share their career journeys with students, making JA even more...

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JA Worldwide Nominated for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Community Involvement

We’re proud to announce that JA Worldwide has been nominated for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize, the second such honor in two years. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA...

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Be A Game Changer
Blog from JA USA

 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...



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