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Class of 2020 Survey: Half of Graduating Seniors Change Plans for After High School Due to COVID-19

 Wednesday, 17 Jun 2020

Changes Include Delaying Start of College, Working for Money, and Switching Career Plans, According to Research by JA and PMIEF...

New Online Game to Help Teens Explore Careers in Project Management

 Wednesday, 10 Jun 2020

The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF) and Junior Achievement USA (JA) have teamed up to develop Project Management for All, a new online game that helps teens explore careers in project management....

Survey: The "New Normal" Hasn't Dampened Teens' Interest in Becoming Entrepreneurs

 Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Research by Junior Achievement and Brian Hamilton Foundation Shows Teens' Interest In Startups Is Still High, Despite Pandemic's Impact on Small Business...

Mark Cuban and Brian Hamilton to Headline Junior Achievement’s "Why Entrepreneurship Now: A Virtual Event for America's Teens" on May 27

 Thursday, 21 May 2020

Event Moderated by Fox News Anchor Harris Faulkner, to Address Questions on Starting a Business When You're Young, Especially Now...

Two-thirds of America’s Teens are Concerned About the Financial Impact of COVID-19

 Thursday, 23 Apr 2020

Research Shows Financial Wellbeing as Big a Concern among Teens as Health...

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT HONORS 49 ORGANIZATIONS WITH U.S. PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD

 Wednesday, 19 Feb 2020

Volunteers at these organizations provided students with critical mentoring and positive role models...

Black Friday Survey: More than a Third of Teens Plan to Hit the Malls this Holiday Shopping Season

 Thursday, 21 Nov 2019

Junior Achievement Survey Shows Online and Traditional Discount Brick-and-Mortar Stores Tied as Teens' Top Choices for Shopping this Holiday Season...

Teens Think Economics Education is Important, but Struggle with Basic Economic Concepts

 Thursday, 07 Nov 2019

Research Conducted by Junior Achievement USA and Charles Koch Foundation in Support of New JA Economics® Program...

“The States of Entrepreneurship in America” report from Junior Achievement Shows Opportunities and Limitations of Entrepreneurship Education in U.S.

 Wednesday, 06 Nov 2019

November is Entrepreneurship Month. To mark the occasion, Junior Achievement is releasing The States of Entrepreneurship in America report for 2019....

Junior Achievement and EY to Bring Thousands of Entrepreneurs into Classrooms during National Entrepreneurship Month in November

 Wednesday, 06 Nov 2019

JA Launch Lesson Program Aimed at Introducing Teens to the Idea of Business Ownership...

Accenture’s Amy Fuller Joins Junior Achievement USA Board of Directors

 Monday, 28 Oct 2019

New Survey by Junior Achievement Gauges Teens' Expectations when it comes to Paying for College...

Junior Achievement USA Receives $1.2 Million Gift from the Chick-fil-A® Foundation

 Monday, 14 Oct 2019

Funds will be used to redevelop JA Be Entrepreneurial® Program and support new 3DE Schools initiative...

New “Retire4Real” Online Game Will Help Teens Understand the Importance of Investing for Retirement

 Thursday, 05 Sep 2019

Junior Achievement and leaders in retirement services industry develop online game to help Gen Z be better prepared to achieve a secure retirement...

Team of Junior Achievement Teen Entrepreneurs from Canton, Ohio, Named “JA Company of the Year”

 Friday, 28 Jun 2019

JA of East Central Ohio Teens Competed with Students from 14 other JA Student Companies to Win National Title...

One-on-One with Steve Adubato featuring the 2019 New Jersey Business Hall of Fame

 Tuesday, 25 Jun 2019

One-on-One with Steve Adubato featuring the 2019 New Jersey Business Hall of Fame...

NJIT Invites Young Learners To Chart Career Paths Alongside NJ's Top Companies

 Thursday, 06 Jun 2019

Last month, more than 150 local high school students arrived at NJIT to begin charting their career paths alongside New Jersey’s top employers at the 2019 Junior Achievement (JA) Career Success® Workshop College Series....

Survey: Teen Girls’ Interest in STEM Careers Declines

 Wednesday, 22 May 2019

New Survey by Junior Achievement Asks Teens about Career and Job Goals...

69 Percent of Teens Support “Debt-Free College;” Drops to 33 Percent if it Means “Higher Taxes”

 Wednesday, 08 May 2019

New Survey by Junior Achievement Gauges Teens' Expectations when it comes to Paying for College...

Janus Henderson Commits Nearly $1.6 Million to Junior Achievement for the Redevelopment of its JA Titan® Program

 Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

JA Titan Business Simulation Provides Teens with the Opportunity to Run Virtual Companies...

Junior Achievement Honors: Davis, Flynn and Guadagno

 Friday, 12 Apr 2019

In a ballroom teeming with both business leaders and students, Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) last night inducted three new laureates into its New Jersey Business Hall of Fame: Michellene Davis, Esq., executive vice president, chief corporate affairs officer at RWJBarnabas Health; Bernie Flynn, retired president and CEO of NJM Insurance Group; and former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno (now a partner at the law firm Connell Foley). The event was held at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick....

More than A Third of Teens Don’t Believe they will be Financially Independent from Parents by Age 30

 Wednesday, 03 Apr 2019

New Survey by Junior Achievement and Citizens Bank Highlights Teens' Top Financial Goals and Concerns...

Livingston Fifth Graders Get Real-Life Experience Through BizTown Simulation

 Monday, 01 Apr 2019

Fifth graders from Riker Hill and Mt. Pleasant Elementary Schools in Livingston recently visited Junior Achievement’s BizTown to experience a day in the workforce....

Junior Achievement to “Ring In” its Centennial by Ringing the NYSE Closing Bell on March 12, 2019

 Wednesday, 06 Mar 2019

On March 12, 2019, Junior Achievement USA® (JA) will ring The Closing Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in celebration of JA's 100th Anniversary....

Breaking the glass ceiling one pane at a time

 Monday, 04 Mar 2019

Stevens Institute of Technology and Junior Achievement connect high school girls with professionals for a day of networking...

Survey Finds Teens and Young Adults Continue Putting off Career Decisions as They Progress from High School to College

 Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019

Research from Junior Achievement USA and The Hartford shows students struggle with career choices well into their college career...

Junior Achievement Releases Study that Examines How “Disconnected Youth” Changed between 1970 and 2017

 Thursday, 21 Feb 2019

Study Conducted by Population Reference Bureau for Junior Achievement...

Six Honorees to Receive the Junior Achievement National Centennial Leadership Award

 Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019

Award Recognizes Outstanding Supporters of JA as Organization Celebrates 100 Years in 2019...

More than Half of Teens Believe Student Loan Debt should be Forgiven, According to Junior Achievement Survey

 Tuesday, 12 Feb 2019

A new survey of 1,000 13- to 17-year olds shows that more than half (51%) believe that the government or lenders should forgive the $1.5 trillion in student loan debt held by Americans....

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT HONORS 44 ORGANIZATIONS WITH U.S. PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD

 Wednesday, 06 Feb 2019

Volunteers at these organizations provided students with critical mentoring and positive role models...

National Entrepreneurship Month Research Shows 41 Percent of Teens would Consider Starting a Business as Career Option

 Thursday, 08 Nov 2018

National Entrepreneurship Month Research Shows 41 Percent of Teens would Consider Starting a Business as a Career Option...

KPMG donates more than $1.7 Million to Junior Achievement USA for the Redevelopment of its JA Finance Park Program

 Monday, 05 Nov 2018

KPMG donates more than $1.7 Million to Junior Achievement USA for the Redevelopment of its JA Finance Park Program...

Coca-Cola’s Monica Howard Douglas Joins Junior Achievement USA Board of Directors

 Friday, 05 Oct 2018

Junior Achievement USA (JA) announced today that Monica Howard Douglas, General Counsel for Coca-Cola North America, has joined the Junior Achievement USA Board of Directors....

Majority of Teens are Worried About their Parents’ Preparedness to Retire, Know Little About Planning for their Own Retirement

 Tuesday, 25 Sep 2018

New Survey by Junior Achievement and AIG Reveals Retirement Plans and Attitudes of U.S. Teens Aged 13-18...

Junior Achievement Launches Re-Imagined JA It’s My Future® with the Support of Emerson

 Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018

Blended-Learning Experience Teaches Middle School Students Career Concepts...

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT TEEN ENTREPRENEURS OF BEELIEVE FROM CANTON, OHIO-AREA WIN “JA COMPANY OF THE YEAR”

 Thursday, 28 Jun 2018

JA of East Central Ohio teens best 14 other student-run companies to score national title...

PGB MENTORS NJ STUDENTS

 Wednesday, 06 Jun 2018

JA Finance Park® is a no-cost to New Jersey schools, hands-on educational program that helps students grades 7-12 meet state standards and graduation requirements. In conjunction with Junior Achievement of New Jersey, on May 3 PGB volunteers Rick Barfuss, Larry Clifton, David Collum, Marge Dzwonczyk, Maureen Hemhauser, Anthony Iuso, Ken Lemmert, Christopher McManus, Janine Murtha, Rosanne Schwab, Glenn Straffi, Latosha Taylor and Peter Wallburg (below left) served as mentors, guiding students and facilitating conversations about real life budgeting and financial decision making. Each volunteer worked with a group of 6-10 students for a full-day of coaching, sharing stories of education and work experience while encouraging wise consumer choices. This high-impact experience was held at the JA Finance Park® facility in Edison, New Jersey....

RESEARCH REVEALS BOYS’ INTEREST IN STEM CAREERS DECLINING; GIRLS’ INTEREST UNCHANGED

 Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Year two of Junior Achievement & EY survey of 13-17-year olds shows how teens' career ambitions, educational priorities and economic outlook have significantly shifted in one year...

Stratford school’s success with Junior Achievement

 Thursday, 26 Apr 2018

“Blues Clues” producer Dr. Alice Wilder and a host of senior leaders from Junior Achievement (JA) USA and JA New Jersey were guests at Saint John Paul II Regional School here April 24....

Leadership Advice from Leaders: New Jersey Business Hall of Fame Event

 Friday, 20 Apr 2018

Before a “who’s who in the New Jersey business world” audience – which also included 60 Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) student ambassadors – three esteemed state business leaders last night regaled attendees with words of leadership wisdom. It was all part of their induction into the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame – an annual JANJ event which has spanned six decades and honored a total of 61 leaders – and was this year held at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick....

Cummings, Frazier, Siekerka inducted into Business HOF

 Friday, 20 Apr 2018

Three top leaders were inducted into the Business Hall of Fame by Junior Achievement of New Jersey on Thursday....

Trenton High Students Get Hands-on Lessons about the Business World

 Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018

A big part of what NJBIA does is advocating for workforce development policies, particularly those aimed at preparing students for entering the workforce or starting their own business....

NJ Business Association Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

 Tuesday, 17 Apr 2018

NJBIA’s Michele Siekerka, Investors Bank’s Kevin Cummings and Merck & Co.’s Kenneth Frazier to be Inducted to New Jersey Business Hall of Fame...

Only Half of Teens Say Gaining Financial Independence from Parents is a Goal for the Future

 Wednesday, 04 Apr 2018

Financial Literacy Month Survey by Junior Achievement and AIG Delves into Teens' Concerns about Money and Plans for the Future...

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT HONORS 57 ORGANIZATIONS WITH U.S. PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD

 Thursday, 01 Feb 2018

Volunteers at these organizations provided students with critical mentoring and positive role models...

Monmouth Medical Center Hosts Junior Achievement, New Jersey Future Leaders of America and DECA Titan Competition Semifinal

 Tuesday, 23 Jan 2018

Monmouth Medical Center was proud to host a Junior Achievement, New Jersey Future Business Leaders of America (“NJ FBLA”), and DECA Titan competition semifinal on January 19. One of JA New Jersey’s key strategies is to partner with more STEM organizations to educate and inspire student participants to learn more about STEM careers for their future, according to Catherine Milone, President, Junior Achievement of New Jersey....

Junior Achievement Ed Center

 Friday, 01 Dec 2017

Junior Achievement Ed Center – Students from Sayen and Morgan Elementary schools in Hamilton and Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies tackle financial literacy at the new Junior Achievement Center in Edison. Junior Achievement offers high-impact education programs at no-cost to NJ schools that help meet state standards and graduation requirements....

Stephanie Karpowicz Visits Podcast

 Thursday, 30 Nov 2017

Stephanie Karpowicz Visits Podcast...

The Hartford and Junior Achievement USA Team up for JA MyBiz Builder to Teach Entrepreneurial Concepts to Teens

 Thursday, 30 Nov 2017

The Hartford and Junior Achievement USA (JA) today announced the launch of JA MyBiz Builder, a fun and engaging online experience that lets teens quickly build a business plan based on their ideas for a startup. Users start out with a quiz activity that results in the summary of a simple business plan....

Survey: Are Teens Going Bricks and Mortar this Holiday Season?

 Thursday, 16 Nov 2017

A new survey from Junior Achievement USA (JA) shows that a majority of teens (54%) plan to do much of their shopping at brick-and-mortar discount stores like Walmart and Target this holiday season. Less than half of teens (46%) said that they would be doing much of their shopping online, while about a third (34%) planned to head out to the shopping malls....

Survey: Parents Extremely Supportive of Their Teens' Entrepreneurial Dreams, but Most Teens Don't Have Them

 Thursday, 02 Nov 2017

New research conducted by ORC International on behalf of Junior Achievement (JA) and EY shows that nearly nine-in-ten parents (88%) would be extremely or very likely to support their teen's interest in becoming an entrepreneur as an adult, but less than one-in-three teens (30%) demonstrate that same level of enthusiasm for starting a business....

Junior Achievement of New Jersey Introduces Financial Literacy Curriculum

 Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017

On Oct. 18, Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) introduced its revised financial literacy curriculum before an audience of school administrators and board members....

Junior Achievement of New Jersey Spreads the Word about its New Financial Literacy Curriculum

 Friday, 27 Oct 2017

Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) held an information session aimed at letting education stakeholders know about its enhanced financial literacy curriculum. The session showed school districts how they could use the JA Finance Park curriculum to help their students meet the 9.1 Standard graduation requirement in financial literacy. JA’s financial literacy program fully aligns with the state mandate, and is used by districts to help their students meet the state’s curriculum standards needed to graduate from high school....

Junior Achievement Recipient of $175,000 Grant from People's United Community Foundation

 Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017

Today, People's United Community Foundation, the charitable arm of People's United Bank, N.A. (NASDAQ: PBCT), announced it has awarded a $175,000 grant to Junior Achievement USA to promote financial literacy and career readiness amongst students in six states that align with their footprint....

The 8th Annual Junior Achievement in a Day at Northvail

 Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017

Junior Achievement, a nonprofit organization that teaches youth about business and economics, and New Jersey Manufacturer’s Insurance Group’s volunteers spent the day at Northvail School. NJM Insurance Group has local offices on Littleton Road....

Junior Achievement of New Jersey Introduces Revised Financial Literacy Curriculum

 Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017

On Oct. 18, Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) will debut a revised curriculum, JA Finance Park, which meets the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and the 9.1 financial literacy standard for high school graduation. The curriculum is provided to districts in the state at no charge....

High school students attend career workshop at Peapack-Gladstone Bank

 Tuesday, 09 May 2017

High School students participated in a Junior Achievement Career Success Workshop at Peapack-Gladstone Bank. (Courtesy of Rosanne Schwab)...

New Jersey Business Leaders Inducted into Hall of Fame

 Friday, 07 Apr 2017

Marino is the chairman, CEO and president of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and a member of the NJTV board. He’s also the newest inductee into the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame....

Junior Achievement’s Inspiring Mission Recognized as Three Laureates are Inducted into NJ Business Hall of Fame

 Friday, 07 Apr 2017

The celebratory evening at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick saw three business leaders get inducted into the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame, but attendees also got a chance to meet some of Junior Achievement of New Jersey’s (JANJ) student leaders – the next generation of business leaders in the state....

At Stevens, High-Achieving High School Girls Learn about Success in College and Beyond

 Monday, 03 Apr 2017

Joscelyn Williams’ dream is to one day play in the WNBA. And while she dreams of a career in sports management, the METS Charter School student’s aspirations have made her a target for discouragement from classmates....

Madison Elementary Students Get Real Life Experience at JA Biztown

 Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017

This month, 150 fifth grade Madison students went on a field trip to BizTown, an innovative, hands-on educational program designed by Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) located in Edison, NJ....

Seventh grader strives to be president with help from Junior Achievement

 Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017

Quinton is a seventh grader who wanted to take the photo (at left) with his school principal, Deborah Weaver, because of the support she has provided since he started at Lincoln School in Newark. If it wasn't for Principal Weaver being a student advocate, Quinton and his fellow students of Lincoln School wouldn't get to experience all of Junior Achievement's life-changing programs....

Junior Achievement of New Jersey turning NJ kids into heroes

 Friday, 03 Mar 2017

Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) inspires and prepares young people in grades kindergarten through 12 to succeed in a global economy through real world relationships with business, government, and education partners that can help them develop the financial literacy, entrepreneurial and employability skills needed to succeed in the 21st century....

Cape Tech Students Participate in Junior Achievement Career Workshop

 Friday, 28 Oct 2016

Recently, 55 Cape Tech students from Mr. Barry Kopf's Economics class and Mr. Edward Leszczynski's Business Services Technology and Intro to Marketing classes visited Stockton University to participate in a day-long career workshop sponsored by the Junior Achievement of New Jersey....

NJ Manufacturer Insurance Partners with Junior Achievement to Teach Economic Principles to Northvail Students

 Wednesday, 19 Oct 2016

On Tuesday, October 18, several employees of NJ Manufacturer Insurance volunteered to teach economic principles to students from kindergarten through fifth grade at Northvail Elementary School. Each volunteer was assigned to his or her own classroom using a curriculum that was activity-based, grade-specific, using real-world perspectives within the lessons....

Empowering Students for Real-World Success: JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NEW JERSEY

 Thursday, 01 Sep 2016

Nothing brings us together and brings out our best the way being of service can do. We all want to help; we all hope to inspire. But how do you fit a good dose of do-gooding into an already too-crowded schedule? Or find team-building options that have instant appeal within your organization and genuine long-lasting value beyond it? Wonder no more. Serendipity has delivered a wonderful answer right to your company’s door....

Harrison mayor swears in student mayor of Biztown

 Saturday, 18 Jun 2016

Students from Hamilton Intermediate School in Harrison got to meet a special guest during a unique class role-playing field trip last month. On May 12, Harrison Mayor James A. Fife visited JA BizTown in Edison and met with 60 students from the Harrison school for fourth and fifth graders. One student, who was elected by the group, was sworn in as the "mayor" of BizTown by Fife himself....

Elementary School Students Get Real World Experience in BizTown

 Friday, 27 May 2016

These are mini moguls in the making. It’s called BizTown. And on this day, 85 fifth-graders from Orange elementary schools are taking charge of companies along a simulated Main Street at Junior Achievement of New Jersey....

Laureates Wowed by Junior Achievement’s Mission

 Thursday, 12 May 2016

Three business leaders enter NJ Business Hall of Fame, but they say JANJ deserves the accolades....

High Schoolers Teach Elementary School Students Financial Literacy

 Friday, 22 Apr 2016

Xavier Diaz is only a sophomore at Camden High School, but he already knows he wants to run his own cybersecurity business one day. And he says being a part of Junior Achievement of New Jersey has given him the confidence to start working toward that dream now....

Central School’s Young Entrepreneurs In Ja Biztown

 Wednesday, 06 Apr 2016

On a recent weekday, JA BizTown Mayor Jonah Segal stops to answer a question as he visits local businesses....

Junior Achievement awards scholarships to High School Heroes

 Monday, 25 Jan 2016

Junior Achievement of New Jersey aims to prepare and inspire young people to succeed in a global economy. For the 2,300 New Jersey high school students who serve as JA High School Heroes, a unique opportunity is given to them to build employability skills that will be needed in the future for a successful career: collaboration, problem solving, communication, organization, and time management....

Junior Achievement of NJ celebrates a new Capstone location in Raritan Center

 Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016

Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) kicked off the year with an Open House for its Capstone programs in Raritan Center, Edison on January 7, 2016. The Capstone experiences at the facility is a milestone for JANJ as this is the first time both programs are being housed under one roof in a central location....

Provident Financial Services : The Provident Bank Employees Volunteer for Junior Achievement

 Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015

Employees of Provident Bank recently volunteered their time at Junior Achievement of New Jersey, a nonprofit organization providing a series of business, economics and life-skills programs to enhance the education of young people, through their JA Finance Park® program at New Brunswick High School....

Christine Neely of PSEG Services Corporation Elected to Junior Achievement State Board of Directors

 Monday, 21 Dec 2015

Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) announced that Christine Neely, Vice President – Internal Auditing Services, PSEG Services Corporation has been elected to its State Board of Directors. “We are delighted to have Christine join our Board of Directors. Her business acumen and expertise will enhance our organization and continue Junior Achievement’s drive to success,” said Catherine Milone, President of Junior Achievement of New Jersey....

N.J. charters let guests be 'principal' for day

 Thursday, 17 Dec 2015

Hoboken's and Jersey City's business, political and community leaders participated in the second annual "Charter School Principal for a Day" program this month....

JA North Jersey Women's Future Leadership Forum inspires promising local high school girls

 Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015

On Dec. 11, at AT&T Headquarters, Bedminster, nearly 100 high school-age girls spent their school day networking with and learning from executive women and business leaders from a variety of industries located in North Jersey at Junior Achievement of New Jersey's annual North Women's Future Leadership Forum. This program has touched the lives of more than 700 promising young ladies since 2008....

Program teaches high school students to teach others financial literacy

 Thursday, 03 Dec 2015

Yanitza Rivera, 16, remembers the first time she prepared to teach a class of kindergartners a lesson about their community....

Stockton University to Host Junior Achievement Workshop for Area High School Students

 Saturday, 28 Nov 2015

The Junior Achievement Career Success workshop is being offered to 75 students from area high schools. The program is offered by Junior Achievement of New Jersey, the Stockton Center for Economic and Financial Literacy, and the Stockton Office of Service-Learning on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Campus Center Event Room A on the main Galloway campus of Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive....

Junior Achievement and PMI Educational Foundation Pilot New Online Project Management Training Module for Teens

 Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015

Junior Achievement USA (JA), the leading youth education nonprofit teaching K-12 students real-world financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness skills, today unveiled a new online project management training module for teens. Created with the support of the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF), the free Web-based module helps them acquire and apply project management knowledge as they simulate managing a fictional community service project....

Allstate NJ Insurance Company and Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) Kick Off Another Year in Support of NJ Students

 Wednesday, 04 Nov 2015

Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) and Allstate NJ Insurance Company leadership teams were excited to kick off another school year together that started with a planning session hosted by Allstate’s president, John Kane. It was then that he, Joyce Buford and Tracy Owens presented a check in the amount of $75,000 to JANJ’s president Catherine Milone and their senior vice president, Dawn Schwartz....

Advice for High School Students

 Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015

Be open-minded and seek the best fit. In sum, that was the advice that Drew University President MaryAnn Baenninger gave recently when Madison High School students asked her about picking colleges and finding jobs....

Northvail Participates in its 6th Annual Junior Achievement Day

 Saturday, 10 Oct 2015

Students at Northvail Elementary School recently had the opportunity to participate in a Junior Achievement Day. The program included kindergarten through fifth grade classes. According to Junior Achievement, the program is a partnership between business and educators to bring the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential and preparing them for the world of work....

CrossKnowledge Partners with Junior Achievement USA to Support Future Entrepreneurs

 Thursday, 01 Oct 2015

Junior Achievement USA® and CrossKnowledge—the distance learning brand of John Wiley and Sons, Inc.—announced a joint partnership that will bring digital learning solutions to thousands of students and educators. As part of the agreement, CrossKnowledge has donated the use of its Learning Management System (LMS) to Junior Achievement USA (JA) for the next five years (starting in 2016) through the CrossKnowledge Foundation. This in-kind contribution is one of the largest of its kind in the history of JA....

NJBIA’s “Live from the State Capitol”: Workforce Development and Employability Skills Training

 Thursday, 13 Aug 2015

Listen to this new webinar from the New Jersey Business & Industry Association’s “Live from the State Capital” series, which focuses on workforce training options and the need for a greater emphasis on employability skills training to close New Jersey’s skills gap....

John Kane elected to Junior Achievement state Board of Directors

 Sunday, 02 Aug 2015

Junior Achievement of New Jersey announced that John Kane, president and chief executive officer of Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company, has been elected to its state Board of Directors....

Junior Achievement USA and the Association of Latino Professionals For America Join Forces to Prepare Youth for Career Success

 Monday, 22 Jun 2015

JA USA ® and ALPFA, Inc. today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Washington, D.C....

Madison Principal Ensures Her Fifth Graders Get Skills Required For The Real World

 Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015

Some of the most valuable lessons children learn in school are about the real world and their best school experiences happen outside the classroom....

JABiztown gives students hand-on business experience

 Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015

Junior Achievement's JABiztown program teaches fifth- and sixth-graders about government, business, wellness, banking and more!...

Mayor of Madison swears in mayor of JA BizTown

 Wednesday, 03 Jun 2015

On June 1, Madison Mayor Bob Conley swore in PJ the Mayor of JA BizTown, a 5th grade student from Kings Road School who was elected by his peers prior to their field trip to the JA BizTown simulation....

Mayor of Plainfield swears in Mayor of JA BizTown

 Thursday, 28 May 2015

On May 19, the Honorable Adrian Mapp of Plainfield swore in the Mayor of JA BizTown, a seventh grade student from Cedarbrook K-8 Center who was elected by her peers prior to their field trip to the JA BizTown simulation....

Madison High School presents 'Emerging Leaders' event

 Friday, 03 Apr 2015

Principal Greg Robertson of Madison High School hosted the Chief Executive Council for Madison's bi-annual "Emerging Leaders Executive Lunch Series" event on March 27....

Students become leaders at Warren school's 'BizTown'

 Monday, 23 Mar 2015

Mini-city helps children see how 'real world' works...

Mayor of Elizabeth swears in Mayor of JA BizTown

 Thursday, 19 Mar 2015

On May 14, the Honorable J. Christian Bollwage of Elizabeth swore in the Mayor of JA BizTown, a fifth grade student from Jerome Dunn Academy for Math, Technology, and the Arts School Number 9 who was elected by his peers prior to their field trip to the JA BizTown simulation....

Warren Students Run the Town: JA BizTown

 Monday, 16 Mar 2015

Fifth grade students did not attend classes at Central School on February 27, and the reason was not the winter weather. That day, they went to BizTown instead....

Siekerka elected to Board of Directors

 Friday, 13 Mar 2015

Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) announced that Michele Siekerka, president of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, has been elected to its State Board of Directors....

NJ Business Hall of Fame inductees inspire students

 Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015

New Jersey Business Hall of Fame inductees Frank Bisignano of Watchung and Aldonna Ambler of Hammonton recently inspired students in Bridgewater and Newark....

Elberon Development ribbon cutting ceremony for new JA Finance Park Education Kiosk

 Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015

Long standing Elizabeth, corporate community leader, Elberon Development Group, contributed a $50,000 donation to Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) to underwrite students' participation in their JA Finance Park program....

Junior Achievement Day at Northvail

 Thursday, 09 Oct 2014

Northvail School participated in their annual Junior Achievement program sponsored by New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company....

A Successful Scorecard

 Monday, 22 Sep 2014

The New Jersey SIM Foundation's all-day charity golf event raised more money ever before, including $30,000 to help middle-school students learn personal and business financial skills....

Junior Achievement Named "Organization of the Year" by the Institute for Financial Literacy

 Sunday, 14 Sep 2014

Institute for Financial Literacy Announces Winners of the 2018 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards...

New "JA Company Program" Gives Teens 21st Century Entrepreneurial Experience

 Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014

Junior Achievement USA ®, in partnership with The Hartford, unveils its reimagined JA Company Program ®, to provide aspiring teen entrepreneurs with the skills and real-world experience to become the entrepreneurs of tomorrow....

Mock Town Provides Real-World Lessons

 Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014

With BizTown, schoolkids learn real life and business skills by becoming leaders within a simulated community....

Junior Achievement of NJ President Catherine Milone Receives Junior Achievement USA’s Most Prestigious Honor

 Wednesday, 06 Aug 2014

Catherine Milone, President of Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ), recently received the 2014 Charles R. Hook Award at the annual Junior Achievement USA(r) National Leadership Conference in Pittsburgh....

The Hartford Commits $16 Million To Support Small Business Success

 Friday, 30 May 2014

Program kicks off with national partnerships with Accion and Junior Achievement to benefit 500 small businesses and 100,000 youth...

New Survey Reveals Gender Gap Among Teens Planning to Attend College

 Monday, 07 Apr 2014

Junior Achievement USA® and The Allstate Foundation survey also indicates more girls are considering different options for higher education due to the rising cost of education...

Junior Achievement Operations Win International Awards for Innovation

 Monday, 22 Jul 2013

Seven Junior Achievement (JA) operations won 2013 MetLife Foundation Entrepreneurial Awards, including grants of $25, 000 each, for outstanding innovation and entrepreneurship....

Edward Grocholski to Join Junior Achievement USA ® as Brand Strategy and Communications Sr. Vice President

 Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013

Junior Achievement USA ® (JA) announced Edward Grocholski will join the organization as senior vice president of Brand Strategy and Communications, effective Sept. 1. Grocholski was selected from a pool of more than 100 candidates....

Singapore Students take Young Entrepreneur Title at the FedEX EXPRESS/Junior Achievement Regional International Trade Challenge

 Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013

A pair of teenagers from Singapore claimed the top prize in the FedEx Express/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge (ITC) regional finals, a three-day competition designed to educate and build entrepreneurship and business skills in young people from Asia-Pacific....

New Year Creates Opportunity for Finance Conversation and Resolutions with Millennials

 Monday, 10 Jun 2013

The New Year is frequently a time to re-evaluate personal financial goals and research from The Allstate Foundation and Junior Achievement USA shows that for America's teens, it might be more pressing than ever before. The Teens and Personal Finance Poll, conducted annually by The Allstate Foundation and Junior Achievement USA, found that the number of teens who report saving at least half of their income declined 28 percent from 2011....

FedEx Opens First-Ever Lemonade Stand in Super Bowl XLVII Media Center, Enlists NFL Stars to Help Junior Achievement Students Run Small Business

 Monday, 10 Jun 2013

Close on the heels of an exciting 2012 NFL season, FedEx is bringing together football and future entrepreneurs to give New Orleans students a big stage to launch a small business. FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL, is recruiting NFL stars to team up with Junior Achievement (JA) and open a pop-up lemonade stand in the heart of the Super Bowl XLVII Media Center in New Orleans, giving students the opportunity to run their own small business in one of the most highly-trafficked venues of the Super Bowl city....

ACCENTURE GRANTS JUNIOR ACHIEVMENT US $1.1M TO SUPPORT WORK READINESS PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ACROSS THE U.S.

 Monday, 10 Jun 2013

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Junior Achievement (JA) today announced Accenture has awarded Junior Achievement with a grant of US$1.1 million to develop a new work readiness program that will enable high school students across the United States to gain the skills necessary to secure employment and build a successful long-term career. During its first year of implementation, the program is expected to reach approximately 85,000 students....

KPMG FOUNDATION GIVES JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT $1.75 MILLION GIFT FOR TEEN FINANCIAL LITERACY CURRICULUM

 Monday, 10 Jun 2013

Junior Achievement USA (JA) has received a $1.75 million gift from the KPMG Foundation to redevelop its successful JA Finance Park ® middle school financial literacy curriculum. The grant will be used to revise, design, promote and evaluate the new JA Finance Park, with a goal of more strongly infusing 21st-century learning concepts and techniques. The grant will also support the revision of the simulation technology that will foster student understanding of personal budget and smart money-management practices....

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT USA AND TEACH FOR AMERICA ANNOUNCE NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP TO SHARE EXPERTISE, EXPAND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS

 Monday, 10 Jun 2013

Junior Achievement USA ® (JA) and Teach For America today announced a new national partnership. The collaboration will tap into the expertise of both organizations to increase access to Junior Achievement's work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy programs for kindergarten through high school students, with a focus on reaching at-risk youth....

JOBS, ECONOMY AND EDUCATION TOP CONCERNS OF TEENS THIS ELECTION, NEW SURVEY FINDS

 Monday, 10 Jun 2013

According to a new national survey of teens, adults are not the only ones worried about jobs, the economy and education during this presidential election. When asked what they would be concerned with if they could vote, these three issues were top of mind among America's future workforce....

ATLANTA-AREA TEENS LEARN HOW TO BE WORKFORCE-READY AT AT&T ASPIRE MENTORING ACADEMY

 Monday, 10 Jun 2013

Junior Achievement launches its collaboration with AT&T this week to provide students at risk of dropping out of high school with workplace mentoring by AT&T employees....

LISA GILLIS TO JOIN JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT USA AS CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER

 Monday, 10 Jun 2013

Junior Achievement USA ®(JA) announced Lisa Gillis will join the organization as its first-ever Chief Academic Officer, effective Sept.19. Gillis was selected after a 10-month search and will lead the organization's redevelopment of its proven entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work-readiness programs to include 21st-century learning techniques and technologies....

Trenton Youth are the Leaders of Today

 Saturday, 01 Nov 2008

April is National Financial Literacy Month and April 27, 2008 to May 3, 2008 is National Volunteer Week, and in no better fashion does Allstate respond than by sponsoring a JA In-A-Day High School Heroes program at the Stokes Elementary School in Trenton. On April 29, 2008, seniors and freshman business-finance students from Trenton HighSchool - West Campus will accept the challenge of volunteer teaching the younger students in Junior Achievement’s business and financial literacy-based games and activities for kindergarten through second grades. Over 150 Trenton elementary students will have received personal leadership training and real-world professional advice from youth leaders from their own neighborhoods....

Trenton Students on a Mission for Success in Business Plan Competition

 Friday, 15 Aug 2008

The Building Our Youth’s Development (B.O.Y.D.) program held the final round of its 2nd Annual Business Plan Contest yesterday at Joyce Kilmer Elementary School in Trenton, the culmination of a process that began in June with a group of 12 select 6th-8th grade students. These students who underwent weekly revisions of their six-tier business plans which included mission and vision statements, a target market analysis, a sustainability statement, a promotional plan, and a detailed budget, presented their ideas before a panel of judges which included Byron Hopkins of Allstate Insurance Company; Catherine Milone-Richards, President of JA-NJ; Celeste Hardrick, Education Manager of JA-NJ; and Michael Troutman, Program and Marketing Manager of JA-NJ....

Business Plan Competition Winners at Awards Luncheon

 Thursday, 07 Aug 2008

The city of Trenton can continue to bask in the glory of another stereotype-defying success story. The Building Our Youth’s Development (B.O.Y.D.) Awards Luncheon held at Roman Hall recognized the accomplishments of the students who had taken part in the summer leadership development program as well as those who instituted a book club geared towards middle-school aged boys....

Junior Achievement Of New Jersey (JA-NJ) And Allstate New Jersey Display The Importance Of Financial Literacy And Community As Part Of “Community Service 2008” During Event Service In Asbury Park

 Tuesday, 05 Aug 2008

As a part of the “Community Service Day 2008 (CS ’08),” a national volunteerism initiative, Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JA-NJ) and Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company (Allstate New Jersey) recently held a CS ’08 event at Asbury Park’s Bradley Elementary School. Employing a theme of business-education partnership, JA-NJ’s CS ’08 was developed in partnership with Allstate New Jersey and the Asbury Park Department of Recreation....

REALOGY EMPLOYEES RAISE $13,000 FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT TO HELP STUDENTS IN NORTH JERSEY SCHOOL DISTRICTS

 Sunday, 08 Jun 2008

Junior Achievement of New Jersey is proud to announce that employees of Realogy Corporation, the world’s largest real estate franchisor, raised $13,000 during its Second Annual Realogy Bowl-A-Thon held on June 3, 2008. The event benefited the Junior Achievement of New Jersey’s (JA-NJ’s) in-school and after-school programs that help students prepare to succeed in a global economy....

MUNICH RE AMERICA VOLUNTEERS MEAN BUSINESS

 Tuesday, 03 Jun 2008

On June 17, 2008 volunteers from Munich Re America Corporation, a member of the Munich Re Group contributed their time as Junior Achievement volunteers to help Mott Elementary School students better understand business and the world of work....

WAL-MART PARTNERS WITH JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN STATEWIDE EFFORT

 Thursday, 15 May 2008

Do kids need to know that money does not grow on trees? Should they learn in elementary school how to budget? Do they need to understand why we pay taxes and how they are used? Well, Wal-Mart has answered “yes” to these questions by providing $25,000 to fund 37 JA classroom programs in three NJ elementary schools, impacting over 800 students. Wal-Mart has “adopted” three regional school programs: north, central and south Jersey in which 80 High School Heroes students will be teaching the JA curriculum to 740 elementary school students in 37 classrooms statewide......

JA SUMMER LEADERSHIP AND CAREER WORKSHOP

 Thursday, 15 May 2008

JA SUMMER LEADERSHIP AND CAREER WORKSHOP...

David R. Hill of NRG Energy, Inc. and NRG Yield, Inc. Elected to Junior Achievement State Board of Directors

 Thursday, 15 May 2008

Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) announced that David R. Hill, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of NRG Energy, Inc. and NRG Yield, Inc., has been elected to its State Board of Directors....

Junior Achievement of New Jersey Celebrates First Ever Scholarship Winners at Annual Board Meeting

 Thursday, 15 May 2008

Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) announced its five High School Heroes scholarship winners on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at their Annual Board Meeting....

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