News and Announcements

April 18, 2014

91% of teen girls 13-18 plan to attend college, compared with 86% of boys, new survey finds. 2013 Teens and Personal Finance Survey results.

April 1, 2013

Percentage of teens who think they will be financially dependent on parents until age 25-27 more than doubles, new survey finds. 2013 Teens and Personal Finance Survey results.

April 2, 2012

See what U.S. teens have to say about their "dream job" and how they plan to achieve their goals in Junior Achievement's 2012 Teens and Careers Survey.

October 1, 2011

The workforce skills gap has a significant impact on our nation's productivity, economy, and global competitiveness. Learn more about this issue and how Junior Achievement is addressing it, by teaching students how to apply the knowledge they learn in the classroom to real-world problems and equipping them with the skills they need to be college- and career-ready.

Read the report to learn how Junior Achievement is helping to close the gap.

September 10, 2011

In July and August of 2011, 2,213 high school juniors participated in an online survey conducted by Harris Interactive for Junior Achievement and the National Chamber Foundation.

The study highlights the students knowledge and interest in entrepreneurship, free enterprise and capitalism, their economic concerns and how this may be influencing their career paths. The Free Enterprise National Survey found that 64 percent of high school juniors were interested in starting or owning their own businesses, but the survey also revealed that many are concerned about the economy.

Click here to read the survey and view results.

February 2010


Junior Achievement Worldwide releases another critical issues paper, this one focusing on Financial Literacy, Foundation for Success: A Global Perspective. Click here to view the full report.

April 6, 2009

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January 28, 2009

Junior Achievement Worldwide releases a critical issues paper focusing on the U.S. economy. Junior Achievement commissioned Dr. Raymond Lambda, Professor of Economics at Pennsylvania State University to write this paper entitled Understanding Stock Market Fluctuations: The Turmoil at the Heart of the Capitalist System. This paper provides both a primer on how the stock market operates and an analysis of the impact the U.S. economic crisis is having on the Market. Download the full report here (14 pages).

January 6, 2009

The Rockwell Collins Foundation awards a $32,000 grant to support Junior Achievement programs in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Area markets. Read about it here: Press Release- Rockwell Collins Grant

December 15, 2008

Veridian Credit Union awards Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa a $14,246 check to help support the Our Nation programs in Eastern Iowa. Click here to see the photo. Press Release - Veridian Credit Union Grant