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Junior Achievement Turns 100 in 2019

  Junior Achievement is celebrating its centennial in 2019. The organization was founded in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts by business leaders Horace Moses, founder of Strathmore Paper Company, and Theodore Vail, Chairman of AT&T, and with the support of Murray Crane, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. The original purpose of JA was to help teens moving from rural...
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Go Back to School…as a Junior Achievement Volunteer

As Kids Head Back to School, JA is Seeking Classroom Volunteers Back-to-school season is here. In the coming days, thousands of area students will be back in school to learn the “three R’s” – Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. But there is a fourth “R” that many students may be missing out on, and that’s “Relevance” as it relates to what they are learning in school and how it will...
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Junior Achievement receives $17,500 grant from The Allstate Foundation for youth workforce development

  Junior Achievement of North Florida received a grant from The Allstate Foundation to carry out its JA Work$ initiative that teaches workforce preparation to high school students.    This past school year, students from Ed White High School and Sandalwood High School — both Title I Schools on Jacksonville’s Northside — were recruited to participate. They...
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JA partners with Johnson & Johnson Vision for internship workshop

Englewood High School students have had quite a summer thanks to an internship with Johnson & Johnson Vision.   The company partnered with Junior Achievement to offer a workshop to supplement the internship and give a well-rounded experience. They provided the “JA Career Success” modules to the students, and recruited an employee of Johnson & Johnson Vision to teach the...
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JA Program Spotlight: JA More than Money

JA More than Money ® Grades 3 - 5 Students learn about: money-management, goods and services, and global markets Following participation in the program, students will be able to: Identify the role of money in everyday life. Think like entrepreneurs and identify a small business they can start. Learn the basic steps of starting a business. ...
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