Alumni Spotlight: Vince Gastgeb When were you first introduced to Junior Achievement programs? At Bethel Park High School as a senior. What was your most memorable JA project or class? The JA class meet once a week and my group produced hangars. I remember working together as a team to develop a strategy and execute that strategy. How did JA impact your life in... Read More About Alumni Spotlight: Vince Gastgeb »
The Benefits of Financial Education Aren’t Just for Those about to Graduate Financial experts agree that there are benefits to incorporating personal finance lessons in the classroom. Many argue that financial education should become a part of the core curriculum. These experts say that no matter how early one is learning personal finance there is “immediate applicability.” Jun Wei... Read More About The Benefits of Financial Education Aren’t Just for Those about to Graduate »
Our region has a reputation for being resource-rich: birthplace of the oil industry, source of the coal that energized an electricity-driven industrial economy, natural gas that fueled warm homes and meals, and water – plenty to drink, and to keep commerce flowing. The economic engine that was built on those readily available natural assets also led to a reputation for... Read More About Our Region’s Economy: We Need More People (Who Are Already Here) »
This is JA Alumni Spotlight: Brian Sweeney When were you first introduced to Junior Achievement programs? In 1988 at St. Wendelin’s school What was your most memorable JA project or class? I remember Dennis giving us checkbooks in which we had to make regular entries and balance the account. We were assigned occupations, earned salaries,... Read More About This is JA Alumni Spotlight: Brian Sweeney »
JA Through the Time Capsule: Bookends JA Alum, Gary Weslager, has provided stories about his experience in JA and how JA has shaped him. As a sophomore at Carrick High School, my world was changing… new people, new experiences and just a gigantic unknown as to the future. I had applied for and was accepted into Junior Achievement. I had always been interested in how... Read More About JA Through the Time Capsule: Bookends »
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