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JA of Western PA Named 5 Star Award Recipient by JA USA

Junior Achievement USA announced that Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania is the recipient of the 2017-2018 Peak Performance Team Award as well as a 2017-2018 5 Star Award . The Peak Performance Team Award recognizes superior annual performance by a JA Area staff team in achieving growth in students reached or contact hours delivered, while still sustaining financial and...
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JA USA Releases Study that Examines how "Disconnected Youth" Changed Between 1970 and 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 the ages of 16 and 24 who are not employed nor enrolled in school. The...
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Alumni Spotlight: Robert Kish

When and how were you first introduced to Junior Achievement programs? To the best of my memory, 2nd grade was my first experience receiving JA programs. This was while attending St. Agnes in West Mifflin. A time when JA was taught by students’ parents, broken down in short sections over the course of several weeks. My first experience teaching JA was as a freshman at Serra...
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Second Annual Young Professionals Inspiring Success Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

  On Friday February 8, Junior Achievement hosted the Second Annual Young Professionals Luncheon and Inspiring Success Awards Ceremony at the Westin Hotel. The Pittsburgh Community came together to celebrate & recognize 23 local, outstanding young professionals for their contributions to their respective fields and to our communities.  The list of finalists and winners...
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National Mentorship Month: JA Mentor Spotlight!

Dave Rugaber with Mrs. Dana Roach, Freeport High School BCIT Instructor,  and the Junior Achievement Company Program class   Junior Achievement programs curate high impact, hands-on experiences through volunteer components that bring great mentors from the business community and the community at large, right into the students’ classroom.   Dave Rugaber,...
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