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JA Teens & Retirement Insights

A new survey by Junior Achievement USA and AIG finds that nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of teens are concerned about their parents' preparedness for retirement while demonstrating a lack of education about their own. Sixty-nine percent of young adults ages 13-18 say they know little or nothing about financial planning. When asked what they plan to do after they retire, teens cited...
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JA BizTown® is Becoming a Reality!

On April 4, we welcomed more than 100 friends and supporters of JA of Western PA to the official groundbreaking ceremony for JA BizTown®! To all our speakers, distinguished guests and attendees who joined us, a heartfelt thank you for sharing in this exciting day with us! Once complete, this fully-interactive community simulation will welcome more than 12,000 students in grades...
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5 Quotes to Live by from Successful Women

While March may be coming to an end, Women’s History Month is still on our mind. Here are our top 5 quotes from highly successful women to live by throughout the rest of 2019!   “There’s never going to be a precisely right moment to speak, share an idea, or take a chance. Just take the moment—don’t let thoughts like ‘I don’t feel like I’m ready’ get in the way.” –...
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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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