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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...

The Hartford and Junior Achievement USA Team up for JA MyBiz Builder to Teach Entrepreneurial Concepts to Teens

The Hartford and Junior Achievement USA (JA) today announced the launch of JA MyBiz Builder, a fun and engaging online experience that lets teens quickly build a business plan based on their ideas...

Survey: Are Teens Going “Bricks and Mortar” this Holiday Season?

A new survey from Junior Achievement USA (JA) shows that a majority of teens (54%) plan to do much of their shopping at brick-and-mortar discount stores like Walmart and Target this holiday season....

Survey: Parents Extremely Supportive of Their Teens’ Entrepreneurial Dreams, but Most Teens Don’t Have Them

New research conducted by ORC International on behalf of Junior Achievement (JA) and EY shows that nearly nine-in-ten parents (88%) would be extremely or very likely to support their teen’s...

Junior Achievement Recipient of $175,000 Grant from People’s United Community Foundation

Today, People’s United Community Foundation, the charitable arm of People’s United Bank, N.A. (NASDAQ: PBCT), announced it has awarded a $175,000 grant to Junior Achievement USA to promote...

78 Percent of Parents Plan to Buy Back-To-School Supplies at Brick-and-Mortar Stores; Only 8 Percent will Shop Online

Colorado Springs, Colo. – A new survey from Junior Achievement USA (JA) shows that 78 percent of parents plan to buy their children’s back-to-school supplies at traditional retail outlets...

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT TEEN ENTREPRENEURS OF ALPHA NECESSITIES FROM FORT LAUDERDALE WIN “JA COMPANY OF THE YEAR”

On Wednesday, June 21, in Washington, D.C., the teen entrepreneurs of Alpha Necessities representing JA of South Florida (Fort Lauderdale Area) were selected from among 15 JA student companies as...

NEW RESEARCH REVEALS THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CAREER AND COLLEGE PLANS AND AN ONGOING NEED TO ENGAGE GIRLS IN STEM

New research conducted on behalf of Junior Achievement and EY shows that a surprising 91 percent of teenage boys and girls ages 13-17 know what kind of job they want after they graduate from high...
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