Teens’ New Year’s Resolutions Include “Working Harder at School” and “Learning to Manage Money Better”, according to Junior Achievement Survey | Junior Achievement of Kansas

Teens' New Year's Resolutions Include "Working Harder at School" and "Learning to Manage Money Better", according to Junior Achievement Survey

The new year is here, and teens have already started thinking about what they want to accomplish in the new year. According to a survey of 1,000 U.S. teens, conducted by Junior Achievement USA and ORC International, nearly 9 in 10 teens (88%) planned to make New Year's Resolutions. Out of those making resolutions, approximately 1 in 6 teens (16%) plan on saving money and learning to better manage their money in 2020 while nearly 1 in 4 teens (24%) are planning to work harder at school.

"Many see the New Year as a fresh start. It's encouraging that many teens see improving academic performance and better understanding money among the top resolutions for the coming year," said Ashley Charest, JA of Kansas President. "It's very important that teens are wanting to prepare themselves for the future and seeking the resources to do so."

In 2020, Junior Achievement of Kansas is looking to exceed our programming goals and further develop resources to explore additional programs and events. The Topeka area will continue its second year of hosting the Personal Finance Symposium. In Lawrence, continual discussion of expansion is taking place, and in the Wichita area, local businesses are hosting high school students at onsite events. 

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