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New “Retire4Real” Online Game Will Help Teens Understand the Importance of Investing for Retirement

Junior Achievement USA (JA) and leading organizations in the retirement services industry have developed a new online game, called Retire4Real, to help teens understand the importance of investing...

National Financial Awareness Day Survey: Cash is Still King with Teens When it Comes to Purchases

Teens may love technology, but most still rely on cash when it comes to purchases and getting money from mom and dad. In fact, 80 percent of teens who receive money from parents or caregivers say...

Team of Junior Achievement Teen Entrepreneurs from Canton, Ohio, Named “JA Company of the Year”

On Wednesday, June 19th, in Washington, D.C., the teen entrepreneurs of Simple Starters, representing Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio, were selected from among 15 JA student companies as...

Survey: Teen Girls’ Interest in STEM Careers Declines

A new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) conducted by the research group Engine shows that only 9 percent of girls between ages of 13 and 17 are interested in careers in STEM (Science, Technology,...

69 Percent of Teens Support “Debt-Free College;” Drops to 33 Percent if it Means “Higher Taxes”

A new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) conducted by the research group Engine shows that more than two-thirds (69%) of teens between the ages of 13 and 17 support the idea of “debt-free college.”...

Janus Henderson Commits Nearly $1.6 Million to Junior Achievement for the Redevelopment of its JA Titan® Program

The Janus Henderson Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Janus Henderson today announced a grant of $1,585,000 to Junior Achievement (JA) for the redevelopment of the JA Titan® program. Janus...

More than A Third of Teens Don’t Believe they will be Financially Independent from Parents by Age 30

A new national survey by Junior Achievement USA (JA) and Citizens Bank shows that more than 30 percent of teens do not believe they will be financially independent of their parents by the age of 30.

Junior Achievement to “Ring In” its Centennial by Ringing the NYSE Closing Bell on March 12, 2019

On March 12, 2019, Junior Achievement USA® (JA) will ring The Closing Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in celebration of JA’s 100th Anniversary. The bell will be rung by Jack Kosakowski,...

Survey Finds Teens and Young Adults Continue Putting off Career Decisions as They Progress from High School to College

Survey results from 2,000 high school and college-aged teens, and young adults, across the country shows that a significant portion of students continue to delay decisions on their career choice...

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...
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