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JA Produces Proven Results

The University of Delaware Education Research & Development Center, College of Education & Public Policy, conducted an evaluation of JA BizTown and JA Finance Park in 2013. This study involved matched pre and post-testing of 1,861 JA BizTown students. Researchers found statistically significant knowledge gains from the start to the end of the program, with pre-test average score of 8.95 and post-test of 13.73.

In 2016-17, Junior Achievement of Delaware reached over 16,000 K-12 students in all three of Delaware's counties, and in nearby Cecil and Salem Counties in Maryland and New Jersey respectively.  Through scientifically proven methods, we are changing student attitudes from "I Can't" to "I CAN!"

 

A Note from JA of Delaware President, Rob Eppes:

THE POWER OF THREE

Dear friends and supporters,

             Three is the right number for persuasion.  At least that is the assertion of a bookmarked New York Times article I recently re-read called, "The Power of Three," by Susannah Jacob published three years ago.

             This article reports on the research by Kurt A. Carlson and Suzanne B. Shu that claims, "when trying to persuade, four claims are one too many."  

             Why is THREE so powerful?  For that explanation I recommend a fun Business Insider marketing article by Ira Kalb that cited everything from the Holy Trinity to the Three Stooges as demonstrating why humans prefer to consider things--and therefore why marketers need to present options--in threes.

             For me, THREE came to the fore when a friend asked if I knew the meaning behind the Junior Achievement logo.  This question sent my mind back three decades to the old JA office on North Jackson Street in Wilmington.  That is where I was when the current JA logo was rolled out, having already been changed three times since 1919.

             The question rekindled vivid memories…and some cloudy ones, too.  So, I referred to my JA corporate identifier guidelines, which reminded me the sides of the triangle represent three brand elements:  YOUNG PEOPLE, EDUCATORS and BUSINESS; and that the upward steps represent the sequential nature of JA programs from ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, to HIGH.

             The new logo foreshadowed JA's three pillars:  WORK READINESS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP and FINANCIAL LITERACY.

             This set the stage for our having Three Ways to Give:

1.          Write us in (including address) on your United Way Pledge Form:

                                Junior Achievement of Delaware, Inc.

2.          Send a check to us at 522 S. Walnut Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

3.          Contribute online by selecting the DONATE NOW button above.

             While many worthy causes respond to community needs after the fact, Junior Achievement donors are proactive in preparing the next generation to be less reliant on such reactive measures and empower young people to own their economic success!  So how else could I end this tribute to three but...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Rob Eppes, President

Junior Achievement of Delaware, Inc.