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A Win-Win for All: How Volunteering Sets Off a Chain Reaction

It’s no secret that volunteering is a beneficial act of kindness.   Many non-profit organizations achieve their missions with the help of dedicated volunteers, and the recipients of their services often leave with a new personal connection, a newly learned skill, or more confidence from a positive interaction –  just a few of the countless possible outcomes. For years, the...
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JA New York Student Alumni Feature - Sisi Peng

Each Junior Achievement program is specially designed to empower students to build their future and recognize their potential. Sisi Peng Through hands-on experiences and mentorship from top business executives, many students are inspired to pursue various careers in entrepreneurship, finance, and other industries that spark their intellectual curiosity. One program in...
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JA New York Student Alumni Feature - Jackson Finio

Jackson speaking on the Alumni Panel to BPC finalists, June 2017 Each year, hundreds of students submit their business plans to Junior Achievement of New York, hoping theirs will stick out, catch a judge’s eye, and ultimately take home the first place prize. Conceived in 2008, the JA New York Business Plan Competition (BPC) is designed to give high school students the...
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2016 Student Reflections

  We asked our 2016 Student of the Year and Student Ambassadors to reflect on their time with Junior Achievement, and what the role of representing JA New York within their schools and communities means to them. Linda Chan , 2016 Student of the Year Jaya Hamilton , 2016 Student Ambassador Thalia Baeza Milan , 2016 Student Ambassador Kaiyell Pettie...
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Q&A with 2017 TCS New York City Marathon Runner, Joe McCoy

  Joe McCoy, 39, will be running in the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon with Team JA New York on Sunday, November 5th. This is Joe's first marathon. He gave us some insight into how he got involved with Team JA New York, what keeps him motivated to run, his go-to pre-race meal, and more.   To help Joe fundra ise for Team JA New York, click here ! ...
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  • "JA activities support our college and career readiness expectations as they bridge connections to real world experiences and professions" – Hazel Cruz, PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Teacher
  • "I learned that running a business includes a lot of work! You have to know how to run it, how much to pay your employees and much more." – PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Guess what? A volunteer from Junior Achievement came to my class! I learned that cities are places to live, eat, work and play." – Justin, PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement has given me my blueprint for success in college and beyond. JA has allowed me to grow as a student, entrepreneur, and as a future college student." – Kaiyell Pettie

    -Junior Achievement Alumnus
  • "JA volunteers give children tangible examples of the unlimited opportunities available to them."

    -Junior Achievement Volunteer

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