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Research reveals boys' interest in STEM careers declining; girls' interest unchanged

New 2018 research conducted on behalf of Junior Achievement and Ernst & Young LLP (EY) illustrates how in just one year after first being surveyed, high school age teens’ career ambitions have shifted further away from careers in STEM and the arts and how more 13-17-year-old students are expecting to take out loans to help pay for college. In a significant drop, 24% of boys want...
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Q & A with JA College Student Volunteer

As Zachary Robles walks on to shake the president’s hand of Kent University, his smile is not only for being the first generation to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, but for the pride he feels for having made an impact in his local community. Managing full class schedules and contemplating future career paths, Robles made time to teach Junior Achievement programs in his...
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2018 National Student Leadership Summit

The Summit is Junior Achievement’s opportunity to celebrate the achievements of students from across the United States. JA Companies develop and market a  product or service with the goal of realizing a profit for their shareholders. Reaching over 10,000 U.S. students during the 2016-17 school year, the JA Company Program gives teens the skills to start and run their own...
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Financial Literacy & High Schoolers

What is financial literacy? Research conducted by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) found that one in five (22%) teenagers from the U.S. lack fundamental financial literacy skills. Basic skills that are included in financial literacy include the ability to budget, how to save, understanding the impact of credit and debt, investing to reach financial goals, and...
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Financial Literacy & Middle Schoolers

            What is Financial Literacy? Financial literacy is the all-inclusive concept of budgeting, management of credit, understanding of saving, spending and earning. Essentially, financial literacy is everything that involves your financial health. Yet, one can’t consider being literate in finance by being able to...
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