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High school Seniors face real-world budgeting scenarios

JA Finance Park Virtual  is wrapping up in 20 Duval County Public Schools. More than 5,000 high school Seniors are now better prepared to own their economic success! This was the first school year the curriculum was rolled out county-wide. 41 Economics teachers led the curriculum in their classrooms and more than 50 individual volunteers gave their time and expertise going into...
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JA Girl$ Volunteer Spotlight: Gail Lewis

Director of Consumer Lending, 121 Financial Credit Union [caption id="attachment_421" align="alignnone" width="584"] Gail Lewis on Channel 4 News advocating the importance of financial education for youth.[/caption] Gail Lewis was already very familiar with Junior Achievement, but she learned of JA Girl$ at the first ever Smart Women Make Change event in 2009. After seeing firsthand...
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JA Day with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Group

[caption id="attachment_144" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Brian Rowe (left) and Ryan Rech, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management professionals, teach lessons in personal finance for “JA Day.”[/caption] Students at Mandarin High School benefitted from the professional expertise of volunteers who taught lessons on budgeting, saving, and investing as part of Junior Achievement’s JA Day held...
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