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This is JA Board Spotlight: Gene Boyer

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...
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Catching Them Young: The Importance of Teaching Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs Today

Catching Them Young: The Importance of Teaching Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs Today Market saturation is a major problem facing U.S companies in the 21st century. This situation arises when the volume of a product or service in a market has been maximized. Professors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne quantified the effects of market saturation and cited several reasons behind this major...
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All Eyes on Western PA

All Eyes on Western PA It’s no secret that Pittsburgh has undergone a radical transformation in the last few decades and will continue to grow in the coming years. In 2017, several major news publications from surrounding cities have declared Pittsburgh as a beacon for innovation and progress. In a recent Philadelphia Magazine article, Mayor Bill Peduto insisted that “Pittsburgh is...
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The Personal and Professional Benefits of Volunteering

The Personal and Professional Benefits of Volunteering When one thinks about the benefits of volunteering there are a number of things that automatically come to mind-the feeling of doing a good deed, the knowledge that you’ve helped within your community. However, studies have found that the benefits of volunteering actually exceed those we normally think of and can be beneficial to...
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Educators Believe That Additional Financial Literacy Curriculum Is Needed

Educators Believe That Additional Financial Literacy Curriculum Is Needed A 2016 report by PricewaterhouseCoopers examines how educators believe there is a need for more financial education in K-12 curriculums but do not feel that they are adequate enough or receiving the support they need to teach these skills.  With only 12% of educators addressing personal finance in their...
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