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Greensburg Salem Students Win National Junior Achievement Competition

Three students from Greensburg Salem High School in Greensburg, PA have taken first place in the National JA Titan Virtual Competition. JA Titan is a computer simulated program where high school students team up and make business decisions to see if they can succeed. By playing the role of a corporate business leader they are prompted to make decisions that affect the profitability and...
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Board Member Feature Jim Nickel

When were you first introduced to Junior Achievement programs? Ninth grade at Shaler Area High School.  I got involved in the company program through Mr. McDonough’s social studies class.  My company sponsor was Equibank.  I was elected VP of Production and met some great people through that process. What was your most memorable JA project or class? As a youth,...
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Nearly Two-thirds of Teens Ages 13-17 Plan to Work This Summer Despite Double-digit Teen Jobless Rate

New national Junior Achievement "Teens and Summer Jobs" survey also finds that 81 percent of teens who plan to work this summer are at least "somewhat sure" they will find a job A new national survey of teens released today by Junior Achievement USA (JA) found that 61 percent of 13-17 year-olds plan to get a summer job this year. Teens' optimism about finding summer employment...
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Family tips for Financial Literacy Month and all year.

Family tips for Financial Literacy Month and all year.   With Financial Literacy Month coming to a close, we at JA want families to be better prepared to discuss the subject more than just during the month of April. Below are a few financial tips for you:   -Take children to a credit union or bank to open their own savings accounts & encourage them to save. ...
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Board Member Feature- Jerri Ryan and Casey Ryan

Casey and Jerri Ryan are sisters from Dunbar, Pennsylvania.  As many siblings do, they have several things in common; both are distinguished lawyers in the Pittsburgh area and University of Notre Dame Alumni. Did you know they are both JA Alumni as well? Both were members in JA Company Program at Geibel High School, where they learned the keys of running and being part of a business. ...
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