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JA Teens & Holiday Spending Reveals More than a Third of Teens Plan to Hit the Malls this Holiday Shopping Season

With the holiday season quickly approaching, there is bound to be stress-aplenty. Yet, this season also provides an opportunity for learning and growth for adults and children. “Many young people have their first shopping experience during the holidays,” said Jack E. Kosakowski, President & CEO of Junior Achievement USA. “This provides an opportunity for teens to begin learning...
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Shining a Spotlight on American Business Women’s Day

September 22 is American Business Women’s Day, a day to honor and reflect on the accomplishments, successes, and contributions of American women and female business owners in the workforce. The day was first celebrated in 1949 by the American Business Women’s Association and officially recognized by Congress in the early 1980s. Today, Junior Achievement celebrates the  75 million...
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Trade School: A College Alternative in 2019

A survey conducted by  Gallup and Strada Education Network  revealed that 36% of those who attended college regret their choice of major. Of those who pursued or completed a bachelor’s degree, findings uncovered that 40% would pick a different field of study. That’s roughly  $25,000 a year , for a student who is in-state attending a four-year university, to decide that...
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Amber Burchard - Pennsylvania State Education Association Scholarship Winner

Amber Burchard is a 2019 graduate of Maplewood Jr/Sr High School in Guys Mills, PA and now a JA alumna. Ms. Burchard was chosen as the recipient for the Pennsylvania State Education Association Scholarship for her completion of a JA course and for her success in the program. She will attend Edinboro University this fall and will major in Secondary Education with a concentration in...
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Big Lots Partners with JA!

Thanks to Big Lots, there is a new way to support Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania. We are excited to announce that from July 26-September 7, we are the Pittsburgh area Big Lots charitable partner!     As part of its Grand Opening Market Celebration, Big Lots will donate five dollars for each BIG Rewards redeemed by shoppers at all Pittsburgh-area Big...
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