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Junior Achievement Releases Study that Examines How “Disconnected Youth” Changed between 1970 and 2017

A new study for Junior Achievement USA by the Washington, DC-based Population Reference Bureau shows changes from 1970 to 2017 in the characteristics of “disconnected youth,” young people between...

Six Honorees to Receive the Junior Achievement National Centennial Leadership Award

Six honorees representing Junior Achievement operations in seven U.S. cities have been named recipients of the Junior Achievement National Centennial Leadership Award by the Junior Achievement USA...

More than Half of Teens Believe Student Loan Debt should be Forgiven, According to Junior Achievement Survey

A new survey of 1,000 13- to 17-year olds shows that more than half (51%) believe that the government or lenders should forgive the $1.5 trillion in student loan debt held by Americans. One-in-five...

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT HONORS 44 ORGANIZATIONS WITH U.S. PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD

Junior Achievement USA® (JA) announced today that it will honor 44 organizations with the 2017-2018 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Awards.

Junior Achievement is Turning 100!

Junior Achievement (JA) is celebrating its centennial in 2019. JA was started in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts by Strathmore Paper Founder Horace Moses, AT&T Chairman Theodore Vail and...

Black Friday Survey: Majority of Teens Plan to Shop at Brick-and-Mortar Stores this Holiday Season, Despite Changing Retail Landscape

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart...

National Entrepreneurship Month Research Shows 41 Percent of Teens would Consider Starting a Business as a Career Option

New research from Junior Achievement and Ernst & Young LLP (EY) shows that 41 percent of teens would consider entrepreneurship as a career option, versus working in a traditional job. At the...

KPMG donates more than $1.7 Million to Junior Achievement USA for the Redevelopment of its JA Finance Park Program

Junior Achievement USA (JA) announced today that it has received a grant of $1,743,600 from KPMG LLP for the redevelopment of its JA Finance Park program curriculum.

Coca-Cola’s Monica Howard Douglas Joins Junior Achievement USA Board of Directors

Junior Achievement USA (JA) announced today that Monica Howard Douglas, General Counsel for Coca-Cola North America, has joined the Junior Achievement USA Board of Directors.

Majority of Teens are Worried About their Parents’ Preparedness to Retire, Know Little About Planning for their Own Retirement

A new survey by Junior Achievement USA and AIG finds that nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of teens are concerned about their parents’ preparedness for retirement while demonstrating a lack of...

Junior Achievement Launches Re-Imagined JA It’s My Future® with the Support of Emerson

Junior Achievement USA announced today the launching of its re-imagined JA It’s My Future® program, made possible with a $300,000 gift from Emerson. JA It's My Future offers practical...

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT TEEN ENTREPRENEURS OF BEELIEVE FROM CANTON, OHIO-AREA WIN “JA COMPANY OF THE YEAR”

Colorado Springs, Colo.—On Wednesday, June 20, in Washington, D.C., the teen entrepreneurs of Beelieve Inc., representing Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio, were selected from among 15...

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...

Achievement Foundation Awards More than Half a Million Dollars in Grants to Junior Achievement Offices to Expand the JA Company Program®

The Achievement Foundation announced today the awarding of Hugh B. Sweeny Jr. Grants totaling $585,000 over two years to Junior Achievement offices in 13 communities across the country. The grants...

January is JA Alumni Month

Colorado Springs, CO – January is “JA Alumni Month,” according to Junior Achievement USA (JA). Since its inception in 1919, JA has helped inspire more than 100 million young people with its...

Junior Achievement Named "Organization of the Year" by the Institute for Financial Literacy

The Institute for Financial Literacy (www.FinancialLit.org), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization whose mission is to promote effective financial education and counseling, is pleased to...

Achievement Foundation Awards Nine $25,000 Grants to Junior Achievement Offices to Expand the JA Company Program®

Colorado Springs, Colo. — The Achievement Foundation announced today the awarding of Hugh B. Sweeny Jr. Grants to Junior Achievement offices in nine communities across the country to support...

Only Half of Teens Say Gaining Financial Independence from Parents is a Goal for the Future

A new survey by Junior Achievement USA and AIG finds that only half of teens cite becoming financially independent of parents as one of their future goals. The 2018 JA Teens & Personal Finance...

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT HONORS 57 ORGANIZATIONS WITH U.S. PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD

Junior Achievement USA® (JA) announced today that it will honor 57 organizations with the 2016-2017 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Awards. The organizations receiving the awards provided...
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