Press Releases - Junior Achievement USA

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...

NEW JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT-JACKSON RESEARCH REVEALS THAT TODAY’S CHILDREN HAVE A LOT TO LEARN ABOUT MONEY

Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 17, 2017) – A new survey by Wakefield Research for Junior Achievement and the Jackson Charitable Foundation reveals that when it comes to money, kids as old as...

70% of Teens Don’t Have Basic Understanding of 401Ks

Colorado Springs, CO — When did you start saving for retirement? Were you ever given information to help explain your options? According to Junior Achievement’s 2017 Teens & Personal...

Survey: Teens’ Spring Break Plans? Do Nothing

Colorado Springs, CO — For previous generations, Spring Break meant a chance for teens to get away from home. Road trips to the beach, rivers or mountains were staples of the Spring Break...

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT HONORS 64 ORGANIZATIONS WITH U.S. PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD

Colorado Springs, CO – Junior Achievement USA® (JA) announced today that it will honor 64 organizations with the 2015-2016 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Awards. The organizations...

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...

Babson College Offers New Scholarship Exclusively for Junior Achievement Students

Babson College, the top-ranked college in the United States for the study of entrepreneurship, and Junior Achievement USA®, the country’s leading organization giving young people the knowledge and...

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...

Poll: 87 Percent of Teens Interested in Starting their Own Businesses, but Realize they May Need Help

Colorado Springs, Colo. — According to another survey of 500 teens conducted by Junior Achievement USA® and ORC International, most 13-17 year olds (87%) have an interest in starting their...

Poll: Teens Say Bill Gates is the “Greatest Entrepreneur Alive Today”; Most Teens Interested in Starting a Business

Colorado Springs, Colo. — According to a survey of 1,000 teens conducted by Junior Achievement USA and ORC International, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is the "Greatest Entrepreneur...

Survey Shows More Than 1 in 4 U.S. Teens Wouldn’t Vote If They Had the Ability to This Presidential Election

Colorado Springs, CO — Junior Achievement USA announced today that it received a grant of $300,000 from Santander Bank to bring financial literacy programs to students in 10 JA Areas. The...
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  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

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  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

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