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Shining a Spotlight on American Business Women’s Day

September 22 is American Business Women’s Day, a day to honor and reflect on the accomplishments, successes, and contributions of American women and female business owners in the workforce. The day was first celebrated in 1949 by the American Business Women’s Association and officially recognized by Congress in the early 1980s. Today, Junior Achievement celebrates the  75 million...
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Trade School: A College Alternative in 2019

A survey conducted by  Gallup and Strada Education Network  revealed that 36% of those who attended college regret their choice of major. Of those who pursued or completed a bachelor’s degree, findings uncovered that 40% would pick a different field of study. That’s roughly  $25,000 a year , for a student who is in-state attending a four-year university, to decide that...
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Amber Burchard - Pennsylvania State Education Association Scholarship Winner

Amber Burchard is a 2019 graduate of Maplewood Jr/Sr High School in Guys Mills, PA and now a JA alumna. Ms. Burchard was chosen as the recipient for the Pennsylvania State Education Association Scholarship for her completion of a JA course and for her success in the program. She will attend Edinboro University this fall and will major in Secondary Education with a concentration in...
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Big Lots Partners with JA!

Thanks to Big Lots, there is a new way to support Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania. We are excited to announce that from July 26-September 7, we are the Pittsburgh area Big Lots charitable partner!     As part of its Grand Opening Market Celebration, Big Lots will donate five dollars for each BIG Rewards redeemed by shoppers at all Pittsburgh-area Big...
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Students from Woodland Hills Share Their Experiences with JA!

For our Pittsburgh's Golden Ticket, three students from Woodland Hills high school joined the staff at Entercom Communications to talk about what Junior Achievement means to them and why fundraisers such as Pittsburgh's Golden Ticket are important to the mission of JA!  Click here to listen to these students testimonials about what JA means to them! Read below about...
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