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JA Student Uses Business Knowledge to Start Her Own Venture

JA student Jill Hughes said that not only did Junior Achievement give her invaluable business knowledge, but with that knowledge she was able to start a school-supply drive organization, which she plans to turn into an official nonprofit organization soon. Paul Kappel, president of Junior Achievement of Delaware Valley, shared Jill’s amazing success story. “I am so grateful for everything...
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JA Program Support Seen as Economic Evidence in Atlanta

Though it’s not surprising when a business leader supports Junior Achievement’s mission, a published testimony is still powerful and appreciated. Recently, Gerald Scott, vice president of Norcross, Ga.-based First Community Development and a JA employee for 36 years, shared an opinion editorial article from the Atlanta Journal Constitution , which touted the work that Junior Achievement of...
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JA BizTown Alumna Returns to Junior Achievement to Pay it Forward

Among the most committed of Junior Achievement volunteers are typically JA alumni. Those who have experienced a personal transformation because of a JA experience in their youth often become powerful advocates as adults. Tawnya Hambly, public relations director of Junior Achievement of the Heartland, recently shared an article about just such an alumna: Kelli Sullens. The article ...
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Corporate Volunteer Finds JA Experience Rewarding and Uplifting

First-time JA volunteers often have no idea what to expect when they first step foot in a classroom. However, usually after just a few minutes of working with students, volunteers see how much their time and talent is appreciated and valued. Judy Knocke, senior operations manager for Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, shared the sentiments of an excited volunteer who had just completed...
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Teens Continue Business Adventure Long After JA Program Ends

Extraordinary effort calls for extraordinary recognition. So when the board of directors and staff of Junior Achievement of San Diego County were preparing for their annual recognition gala, they immediately thought of two young men who deserved the remarkable recognition of induction into the area’s Hall of Fame. Tanya Johnson, education manager, explained. “It was very clear to our staff...
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