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November 3, 2020   JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT AIMS TO REACH 17,000 STUDENTS THIS SCHOOL YEAR

Eastern Shore, MD -- Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JAES) is busier than ever. With schools being virtual this year, they faced the challenges and rose to the occasion. "We knew this school year would look different," said Kate Bleile, JAES Vice-President, "But our schools and our students needed us, and we put all our resources into meeting those needs". JAES is currently serving seven counties on the Eastern Shore ....  Read More

August 27, 2020   JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT WELCOMES 17 NEW BOARD MEMBERS FOR UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR

Salisbury, MD -- Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JAES) welcomes 18 new members to their Executive and County Boards. Most members were previous board members, but have been given new roles for the upcoming fiscal year. Of the 18, 8 of the members have been elected to Executive positions....  Read More

August 20, 2020   JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT PARTNERS WITH CITY OF SALISBURY SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

Salisbury, MD -- Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore has wrapped up their fourth year of partnering with the City of Salisbury and the Greater Salisbury Committee for the City of Salisbury's Summer Youth Employment Program. Over the summer, 12 local highschool students, ages 16 through 18, assisted....  Read More

August 17, 2020   GET READY FOR SCHOOL, STAY READY FOR SUCCESS WITH JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT

Eastern Shore, MD --With counties on The Shore announcing plans for virtual learning in the fall, Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JAES) is prepared to rise to the occasion. "Our programs are 100% hands-on, interactive, and typically delivered in-clasroom," said JAES Program Coordinator, Mary Holden. "We knew that being idle for the first half of the school year was not an option; our local students need our programs....  Read More

August 10, 2020   JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT RAISES OVER $28,000 FOR STUDENTS ON THE SHORE

Salisbury, MD -- Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JAES) hosted their 34th Annual Golf Tournament on August 5, 2020 at the Green Hill Country Club in Quantico, MD. The tournament was presented by BBSI - Salisbury and sponsored by many other local businesses on the Eastern Shore. JAES was looking to host their annual tournament back in July....  Read More

July 1, 2020   JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT INSPIRES 10,000 STUDENTS DURING 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Eastern Shore, MD - This year, Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JAES) has given 10,000 students on the Eastern Shore real-world, relevant education. JAES delivers volunteer-led programs to students, K-12, in six counties on the Eastern Shore. These programs connect students to real-world experiences like budgeting, banking, career exploration, and exploring the world of business... Read More

June 17, 2020    JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF THE EASTERN SHORE TO HOST 34TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Berlin, MD - Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JAES) is gearing up to host their 34th Annual Golf Tournament on July 1, 2020 at the War Admiral Glen Riddle Golf Course in Berlin, MD. The tournament is presented by BBSI and sponsored by many other local businesses on the Eastern Shore. "I'll admit that we weren't quite sure this event was going to happen this year",...Read More

April 15, 2020    JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF THE EASTERN SHORE PROVIDES DISTANCE LEARNING MATERIALS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

Eastern Shore, MD - Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JAES) is offering distance learning resources to educators in Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset counties. "We [Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore staff] are making ourselves as available as possible to help our schools," said Jayme Hayes, President of Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore. "We knew that access to distance learning resources would be a challenge for many of our students. We saw that need, and are committing ourselves to filling it...Read More

March 17, 2020    COVID-19 STATEMENT

Salisbury, MD - At Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, the health and well-being of our staff and supporters is of paramount importance during this time of uncertainty. With that in mind, in accordance with the CDC's new recommendation against holding events with 50 or more participants, we have made the necessary, but difficult, decision to cancel our upcoming Bowl-a-Thons scheduled for March 30th and April 20th... Read More

February 13, 2020    3,000 STUDENTS EXPECTED TO ATTEND JA INSPIRE EVENT IN OC

Ocean City, MD - Thousands of eighth-grade students from six counties will visit Ocean City later this month for an interactive career exploration event hosted by Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore... Read More

January 17, 2020    FRANCHOT, JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT AT MAPLE ELEMENTARY

Cambridge, MD - It's never too early to learn how to earn. And save, and spend, for that matter. That was the message brought to students at Maple Elementary School on Jan. 15, when Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot spoke to children at an event sponsored by Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore... Read More
 

December 10, 2019    JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT TO HOLD 2ND ANNUAL CAREER EXPLORATION EVENT FOR 3,000 LOCAL STUDENTS

Eastern Shore, MD - What if you could be the one person to truly make a difference in the future of our local children? Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JAES) hopes to do just that at their 2nd annual JA Inspire event in February when they bring the entire 8th-grade population of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset, Dorchester, Caroline, and Talbot Counties to the Ocean City Convention Center. That's 3,000 8th-graders in one place for the day... Read More
 
 
Easton, MD - The Bryan Brothers Foundation, Inc. is proud to recognize Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore as a 2019 grant recipient.  The grant was awarded in support of their entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy program... Read More

 

November 27, 2019    FRANCHOT PROMOTES JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT AT GREENSBORO ELEMENTARY

Greensboro, MD - Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot stopped by Greensboro Elementary School on Thursday, Nov. 21, to celebrate Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, a nonprofit promoting financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness in all K-12 students... Read More

September 5, 2019    JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT SEEKS CLASSROOM VOLUNTEERS

Salisbury, MDA local nonprofit is seeking classroom volunteers to deliver educational programs on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. As the school year begins, officials with Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore are encouraging community members to volunteer for hands-on programs that inspire students to live within their means, prepare the world of work and understand the free enterprise system... Read More

August 31, 2019    CLUB LEARNS ABOUT JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM

Cambridge, MD – Jayme Hayes, president of Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, spoke to the Rotary Club of Cambridge about the works of Junior Achievement and how they have impacted Dorchester County. The Organization covers Talbot, Dorchester, Caroline, Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester counties... Read More

August 19, 2019    GO BACK TO SCHOOL...AS A JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT VOLUNTEER

Eastern Shore, MD - Back-to-school season is here. In the coming days, thousands of area students will be back in the classroom to learn reading, writing, math, and so many other invaluable skills. One experience they may have in their class is a Junior Achievement (JA) program. Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore is seeking classroom volunteers to help students make a connection between what they are learning in school and how it will apply later in life... Read More

July 1, 2019    JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF THE EASTERN SHORE REACHES 9,000 STUDENTS IN 2018-2019

Salisbury, MD - Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JAES) is proud to announce that in the 2018-2019 school year its programs reached more than 9,000 students. During the 2018-2019 school year, JAES served 9,448 students in 416 classes with more than 73,000 volunteer hours spent with local students. Its programs were brought to life by 231 volunteers, with funding from more than 200 donors... Read More 

June 20, 2019    JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT CELEBRATES EDUCATION MILESTONE

Salisbury, MD - Junior Achievement celebrated a major milestone, on Thursday, announcing they served almost 9,500 students this past year. Officials say that number is almost 1,500 more students than last year. The non-profit's goal is to bridge the gap between the education and business communities... Read More

May 31, 2019    TALBOT SCHOOLS THANKS COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Easton, MD - Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore was awarded the District Partner of the Year Award. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to educating youth grades K through 12 both public and private on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship... Read More

May 23, 2019    INAUGURAL BOWL-A-THON A SUCCESS

Easton, MD - Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JAES) is proud to announce that its inaugural Bowl-a-Thon, held at Easton Bowling Center on Monday, April 29, raised nearly $19,000 for Mid-Shore students. This is enough to teach 500 students... Read More

May 19, 2019    JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT RAISES MONEY FOR STUDENTS

Easton, MD - Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore raised about $19,000 for Mid-Shore students at its inaugural Bowl-a-Thon. The fundraiser was held at Easton Bowling Center on Monday, April 29, and 96 bowlers from Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot counties participated. The amount raised is enough to teach 500 Mid-Shore students... Read More

March 14, 2019    JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT HOLDS FIRST 'LIFE FAIR' IN SALISBURY

Salisbury, MD - On Tuesday, Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore hosted its inaugural JA Inspire event. Throughout the course of the day, eighth-grade students from Wicomico County schools interacted with the Eastern Shore's top industry professionals to learn about various career paths... Read More

February 19, 2019    LOCAL NONPROFIT WINS TWO NATIONAL AWARDS

Salisbury, MD - The Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore team is proud to announce they have received two national awards from JA USA based on their impact and overall performance. These two new awards come on the tails of their recent Henson Nonprofit Award of Excellence from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.... Read More

December 12, 2018    ANOTHER KIND OF FINANCIAL CRISIS: JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT COMBATS SHORE STUDENT FINANCIAL ILLITERACY

Talbot County, MD - Little did Junior Achievement know when it started nearly one hundred years ago that the financial education organization would be as timely in 2018 as it was when founded in 1919. J.A., as it's known to millions of students and volunteers, continues a tradition of engaging young people in the fundamental basics of work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship at a time when those skill sets are in extremely high demand... Read More

December 11, 2018    JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT HOSTS AG DAY

Talbot County, MD - On November 16, about 175 fourth graders at Easton Elementary School participated in the Ag Day festivities hosted by Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore. What resulted was a group of very eager youngsters and pleased agriculture proponents... Read More

November 21, 2018    JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT'S EXPO TEACHES FOURTH GRADERS ABOUT AG INDUSTRY

Easton, MD - Fourth grade students at a Talbot County elementary school got an up-close look at agriculture and the local careers available in the industry through a pilot program from Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore and business sponsors... Read More

November 13, 2018    SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE TO VISIT EASTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR "AG DAY" EVENT

Talbot County, MD - Joseph Bartenfelder, Secretary of Agriculture for the state of Maryland, will visit Easton Elementary School on Friday, November 16th, to partake in the Ag Day festivities hosted by Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore... Read More

November 7, 2018    PROGRAM AIMS TO TEACH STUDENTS ABOUT BUDGETING IN THE REAL WORLD

Somerset County, MD - As a child, many of us dreamt of the day we'd become adults. We couldn't wait to be out in the real world. Well, this week, the 7th-grade students in Somerset County got a taste of what that might be like. Thanks to Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, the 7th graders got to visit a new Finance Park facility in Silver Spring, MD... Read More

October 22, 2018    THE IMPORTANCE OF FINANCIAL LITERACY

Easton, MD - Children are not born with an innate sense of financial literacy. The best way a child becomes financially literate is for a parent to lead by example. Young adults need to know how to balance a ledger and live on a budget to become fiscally responsible adults. Not knowing these life skills can lead to devastating results, so says panelists at the Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore's Financial Literacy Summit on October 2 in Easton... Read More

October 18, 2018    COMPTROLLER VISITS OC ELEMENTARY FOR LEADERSHIP DAY

West Ocean City, MD – Maryland's comptroller joined local leaders at Ocean City Elementary School this week to offer students a lesson on taxes. On Monday, officials with Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore – a local nonprofit that educates students on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness – held its first Leadership Day at Ocean City Elementary School (OCES)... Read More
 

October 4, 2018    FINANCIAL LITERACY SUMMIT OUTLINES GOOD HABITS

Easton, MD - Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore held the summit focusing on the importance of financial literacy at Easton High School... Read More
 

June 13, 2018    PERDUE GRANT SUPPORTS MD JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT

Salisbury, MD - The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation donated $10,000 to fund second-grade Junior Achievement programs in Wicomico, Worcester, Dorchester, Somerset, Talbot and Caroline counties. The program, JA Our Community®, introduces students to the intersection of work readiness and teaches how citizens benefit from and contribute to a community's success... Read More
 

April 24, 2018    TOWN OF EASTON PROCLAIMS APRIL 2018 "JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH"

Easton, MD - The Town of Easton, Maryland proclaimed April 2018 "Junior Achievement Financial Literacy Month" in recognition of the financial literacy education efforts of Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, (JA). JA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship education to kindergarten-12th grade students at no cost to the schools... Read More
 

April 3, 2018    SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM RETURNS FOR 2018

Salisbury, MD - Salisbury is bringing back it's Summer Youth Employment Program. The program is over a span of 10 weeks and includes training through the Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore's Fellows Program. By the end of the program, participants will have established work experience history, learned valuable job skills, and gained access to business resources in and around the city... Read More
 

September 11, 2017    JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF THE EASTERN SHORE ANNOUNCES ITS 2018 TALBOT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Talbot County, MD - Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JAES) is pleased to announce its 2018 Talbot County Board of Directors. This panel of dedicated, local professionals are committed to carrying on Junior Achievements' mission of providing financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness education to Talbot County students... Read More
 

February 13, 2017    CHOPTANK TRANSPORT HELPS MENTOR FUTURE LEADERS

Preston, MD – (Caroline County) Choptank Transport is pleased to announce its support of a youth program newly arrived in Caroline County, Maryland - Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JA). The program focuses on youth financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship and has piqued the interest of many in the area, including 13 Choptank Transport employees who have signed up to volunteer to teach JA's hands-on, age-appropriate lessons... Read More 

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