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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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Grand Prize Winner Takes Home Over $3,000 in Restaurant Gift Cards!

Junior Achievement is happy to announce that Kelly Marshall of Seven Fields is our lucky winner of the 2019 Junior Achievement Golden Meal Ticket Raffle. She wins over $3,000 in local restaurant gift cards including: Toscana Brick Oven The LeMont AMPD Group (Ten Penny, Social House 7, Steel Cactus, Local, Fairway Grille, Delanie's) Cannon's Chophouse ...
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Money Concepts Your Student Should Know Before High School

Did you know: According to  the Council for Economic Education , only 17 states require students to take a personal finance course in high school. That means when it comes to learning how to budget, write a check, balance a checkbook, and pick a credit card, most young adults have had no education or experience on these matters... Skeptical of the impact a high school course...
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