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JA of North Florida Actions to Support Racial Equality

  Over the past few months, we as a nation, community and organization have faced many challenges, disappointments, and setbacks.  Specifically, the killing of George Floyd has resurrected the fact that blacks continue to experience inequalities in our country.  His death also prompts conversation, reflection and, most importantly, response about how best to support change...
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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 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). Of those whose plans...
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Survey: The "New Normal" Hasn't Dampened Teens' Interest in Becoming Entrepreneurs

Research by Junior Achievement Shows Teens' Interest In Startups Is Still High, Despite Pandemic's Impact on Small Business Jacksonville, Fla. – A new survey for Junior Achievement (JA) by research firm ENGINE Insights shows that teens remain open to becoming an entrepreneur and starting a business despite the impact of COVID-19 on U.S. small businesses. Two-thirds (66%) of teens...
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The Ipsos/JA Alumni Report

New JA Alumni Research Released Ipsos, one of the world’s leading market research firms, surveyed JA Alumni to learn the impact Junior Achievement had on them.  Some key findings:                         The...
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Meet Our Staff Series: Steve St. Amand, President

Meet Steve St. Amand, President of Junior Achievement of North Florida. Where are you from?   I am a first generation American and I was born and raised in Biddeford, Maine, a small town in southern Maine where so much of the mill-working population was French Canadian and spoke French that I did not learn to speak English until I was 10 years old. I went to college...
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