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... Read More About Thanks For Another Successful Year! »
This post was orginally posted on JA USA's Blog. JA Our Nation is Junior Achievement’s fifth grade program, which is typically delivered in five, 45-minute sessions. In this redeveloped program, there is a list of how each session supports the Common Core Standards at the beginning of the volunteer and teacher guide. JA Our Nation also has a supplemental... Read More About A Look at the Redeveloped JA Our Nation®! »
As a Pittsburgh Public Schools student, I sought out a variety of extracurricular and out-of-school time opportunities; participating in summer writing and journalism workshops, exploring the field of science and engineering, participating in volunteering and civic engagement activities; all of which served the purpose of sharpening my young mind and bolstering my non-cognitive skill... Read More About A Look Into Pittsburgh Public Schools Involvement with Junior Achievement »
Teaching Financial Responsibility Through Philanthropy In an effort to educate children about financial responsibility, many parents are using philanthropy as a tool to explain the value of money and the importance of money management. Philanthropic involvement helps children of all ages to develop core... Read More About Teaching Financial Responsibility through Philanthropy »
Megan Anderson recently graduated from Chesnut Ridge High School this past year. She was awarded the Thomas A. McConomy Scholarship for completing a JA Program. Here is her winning essay that she read at our Annual Meeting: As a child growing up, I was always influenced to be in good financial standing. My mother operated her own business and passed on many financial lessons... Read More About Megan Anderson- Thomas A. McConomy Scholarship Winner »
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