Were you involved with Junior Achievement as a kid? If you were, you were one of 100 million young people who have experienced JA since the organization’s founding in 1919. Whether you started a business as part of the original JA Company Program, learned about possible careers through JA Job Shadow, made decisions as a “grownup” in JA Finance Park or JA BizTown, or had a JA volunteer... Read More About January is JA Alumni Month! »
A Look into Holiday Spending According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) recent survey of over 7,400 holiday shoppers, young adults from ages 18 to 24 are expected to increase their spending this holiday season. On reason being that this age group has a tendency to conduct prior research on gifts and is ready to buy during the holiday season. Over half (61%)... Read More About A Look into Holiday Spending »
Junior Achievement & EY Research Shows Need to Promote Entrepreneurship among Today’s Teens 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 interest in becoming an entrepreneur as an adult, but less than one-in-three teens... Read More About November is Entrepreneurship Month »
This is JA Volunteer Spotlight: Mike Nichols Mike Nichols, of Bloomfield, has been volunteering in classrooms across Pittsburgh for 25 years. Whether it’s reading long-time favorites such as Abiyoyo and Pickin’ Peas to kindergarten classes, taking classes to volunteer at senior centers or teaching JA Days, Nichols has devoted much of his free time to working with Pittsburgh’s... Read More About This is JA Volunteer Spotlight: Mike Nichols »
This is JA Board Spotlight: Gene Boyer Are you Junior Achievement Alumni? I am! I participated in the evening program in Penn Hills from 1982 - 1984 When were you first introduced to Junior Achievement programs? My father was a JA advisor during the early and mid 70’s while working at US Steel. What was... Read More About This is JA Board Spotlight: Gene Boyer »
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