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Junior Achievement and Discover Launch JA Finance Park Virtual® to Help Teens Better Understand Financial Concepts

Program Provides Financial Literacy Lessons with Engaging and Interactive Life-Scenario Simulations Today, Junior Achievement USA, with the support of Discover, is announcing the launch of JA Finance Park Virtual ® . The program is designed to help Middle and High School students better understand how to manage money by assigning them simulated life-scenarios and challenging...
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Steve St. Amand, Junior Achievement of North Florida President and CEO, Announces Retirement

St. Amand will retire his position on Dec. 31, 2020 Junior Achievement of North Florida President and CEO Steve St. Amand is retiring after 20 years  of service. He is stepping down from the position on Dec. 31, 2020, nearly 20 years to the day that he joined the organization. St. Amand will be honored for his service with an induction into the Junior Achievement of...
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Class of 2020 Survey: Half of Graduating Seniors Change Plans for After High School Due to COVID-19

Changes Include Delaying Start of College, Working for Money, and Switching Career Plans, According to Research by JA and PMIEF Jacksonville, FLA -- Roughly half (49%) of Class of 2020 graduating seniors say their plans for after high school have changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) and the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF)....
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Back-to-School Survey: Two-Thirds of Teens Concerned About Attending School In-Person this Fall

Research by Junior Achievement Also Shows Teens' Top Concerns for the Future Jacksonville, Fla. – A new survey from Junior Achievement (JA) by research firm ENGINE Insights shows that two-thirds of teens (66%) are concerned about attending school in-person this fall, with a significant percentage (39%) responding that they are "extremely" or "very" concerned. Nearly three-in-four teens...
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Meet Our Staff Series: Amberly Archer, Program Manager for Southside & Mandarin

Meet Amberly Archer, Junior Achievement of North Florida Program Manager for Southside and Mandarin Where are you from? I was born and raised in Orange Park, a smaller town just outside of Jacksonville!   How did you get started with Junior Achievement? I started volunteering with JA back when I was 15 years old and loved the people and the platform. After...
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