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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 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...

Oriana Nelson

JANJ Internship Experiences - Oriana Nelson

 By Oriana Nelson

Work Readiness

Our interns are the heartbeat of our organization - offering refreshing ideas and demonstrating incredible work ethic every day. Without a doubt, their contributions have helped shape our organization internally and externally, improving our overall messaging. As students, their opinions, and experiences matter, tying them to our mission – to inspire and prepare young people to succeed.

In the...

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10 Million Reasons for Work and Career Readiness Education
Blog from JA USA

 By Jack E. Kosakowski, President & CEO of Junior Achievement USA

Corporate Responsibility

Recently, and for the first time, the number of job openings in the United States exceeded 10 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) Report. At the same time, there are more than 7 million who are eligible to work but who are...

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