Teens' New Year's Resolutions Include "Working Harder at School" and "Learning to Manage Money Better", according to Junior Achievement USA Survey
1/2/19 2:28 PM - With 2019 here, 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%) are planning on making New Year's Resolutions. Out of those making resolutions, approximately 1 in 4 teens (21%) plan on saving money and learning to better manage their money in 2018 while more than 1 in 3 teens (35%) 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."
Junior Achievement is the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to categorize needs and wants, own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement's programs—in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy—ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."