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10 Skills you Can Develop to be an Entrepreneur

In celebration and as a reminder of Small Business Saturday on November 28 th , we would like to focus on one of the educational pillars of Junior Achievement : Entrepreneurship.   An entrepreneur is someone who we associate with this term. What exactly is an entrepreneur and what does it take to be one? The Merriam Webster dictionary states that an entrepreneur is “one who...
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Are We Leading in Example?

“Do as I say, not as I do”  We’ve all heard this saying, and may have used it on our own children a time or two – knowing full well the hypocrisy of our own words. However, our young people learn from example.  From their parents, their teachers, their coaches and now from our state assembly. All politics aside, the current impasse of the state budget is not teaching sound...
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Board Member Feature- Bob Pudlo

Board Member Feature- Bob Pudlo Bob Pudlo has been a JA Board member since 2008. He has been an active volunteer in the classroom and has hosted JA Job Shadow Days. Pudlo is the Vice President, Operations Engineering for FedEx Ground.   Why do you volunteer?   Through JA, I get to help support financial education for children and give back to my local community. ...
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This is JA Alumni Spotlight: Senator Camera Bartolotta

This is JA Alumni Spotlight: Senator Camera Bartolotta  JA Alumni have accomplished many goals in their career. Senator Camera Bartolotta has been able to apply basic life lssons learned in JA Programs to her career as a PA State Senator for the 46th District. When were you first introduced to Junior Achievement programs? I was first introduced to the program while a...
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Thanks For Another Successful Year!

With the 2015-2016 school year starting up, JAWPA is happy to announce we had a very successful year in the 2014-2015 school year. As an organization we reached over 73,000 students in the western Pennsylvania area. Our volunteers had almost 500,000 contact hours with students. Starbucks Coffee Company, Google, BNY Mellon, and FedEx Ground are a few of the many companies that adopted schools...
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