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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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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 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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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

 Monday, 10 Jun 2013

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

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