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Black Friday Survey: More than a Third of Teens Plan to Hit the Malls this Holiday Shopping Season

Junior Achievement Survey Shows Online and Traditional Discount Brick-and-Mortar Stores Tied as Teens’ Top Choices for Shopping this Holiday Season Traditional retailers may be getting a holiday gift from America’s teenagers this shopping season. A new survey from Junior Achievement USA (JA) shows that more than a third of teens (35%) plan to make some of their holiday purchases at...
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2019 $mart Women Make Change! Event

The JA Girl$ Signature event, 11th annual $mart Women Make Change! , was held November 4, 2019 at Jax Public Library - Main.  Overall it was a great evening showcasing JA Girl$, community partners, local women in business and kidpreneur vendors.      The event was hosted by emcee Mary Baer, News4Jax anchor. Guests enjoyed live music by local...
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The JA Guide to Having an Emergency Savings Fund

As the talented Lindsey Vonn once said, "It's amazing. Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it." With these changes, it's essential to consider how it will impact your financial stability. The top life changes that cause the most financial strain? Starting a family, divorce, and taking care of a loved one. Yet, there are more frequent changes in life that...
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Trade School: A College Alternative in 2019

A survey conducted by Gallup and Strada Education Network revealed that 36% of those who attended college regret their choice of major. Of those who pursued or completed a bachelor’s degree, findings uncovered that 40% would pick a different field of study. That’s roughly $25,000 a year , for a student who is in-state attending a four-year university, to decide that their degree was not...
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Junior Achievement of North Florida is in the running for a Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Award

Nonprofit is asking for the community to vote on the company’s mobile app Junior Achievement of North Florida is asking for the community to help them win a $75,000 grant from the Chick-fil-A Foundation. JA of North Florida was chosen as a regional finalist for the 2020 True Inspiration Awards and now they need the community to log on to the Chick-fil-A mobile app and vote. Voting for...
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