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President's Note - June 2023

 By Lori McCleese

Community Involvement

Just like teachers prepping final grades, JANCO staff is also wrapping up projects for the 2022-23 school...

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New Research Shows Teens are Re-Thinking the Future of Work
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Work Readiness

In today's world, teens are increasingly exploring alternatives to the traditional higher education route. That’s why Junior Achievement and Citizens conducted a study to gain insight into where teens' thoughts are when it comes to the cost of higher...

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Stark High School Entrepreneurs Take Center Stage at 2023 JA Expo

 By Ginnie Adams

Entrepreneurship

Students showcase year-long innovation and experience at 2023 JA Entrepreneurship Challenge & Expo. Find out which team took home the...

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President's Note - March 2023

 By Lori McCleese

Community Involvement

What are we growing this...

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JA My Story | Zach Fleming
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Community Involvement

Not every student plans to go to college and finds JA valuable in introducing young people to careers that don’t require a degree, such as in the skilled trades, as well as occupations students can pursue straight out of high school. Volunteers often share their career journeys with students, making JA even more...

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JA Worldwide Nominated for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Community Involvement

We’re proud to announce that JA Worldwide has been nominated for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize, the second such honor in two years. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA...

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Be A Game Changer
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Community Involvement

Volunteers are the game-changer! They are the player that ignites those around them to do better and be better. They are the player that changes the “on court” or “on field” energy that’s a spark plug and leads the team to victory. They are the ones that young people...

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The JA EFFECT – Widening Horizons
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Work Readiness

When she was a child, Socheth McCutcheon’s family escaped Cambodia, which was under the control of the Khmer Rouge, in search of a better life in the United States. Socheth’s family settled in Revere, Massachusetts, near Boston. Socheth now serves as a volunteer for Junior Achievement in New Jersey. She feels it is important to “pay it forward” by being a role model for young people, especially...

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From indoor gardens to eco-friendly scent solutions

 By Ginnie Adams

Entrepreneurship

Junior Achievement celebrates the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of our young people through the JA Company Program. See what our students are up to this...

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Why JA? And Why Now? Financial Literacy as a Foundation for a Better Life
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Financial Literacy

At Junior Achievement, we view financial literacy as “the other literacy.” Just like reading or writing, we all deal with money on a near daily basis. Junior Achievement employs a pathways approach to teaching financial literacy to young people. By “pathways,” we mean that JA programs are designed to engage students on the subject over multiple grades, from their first days in kindergarten,...



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