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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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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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Why JA? And Why Now? A Response to a Changing Work and Career Landscape
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Work Readiness

Junior Achievement’s proven programs are shown to inspire and prepare young people for success. Our approach is demonstrated to give students the tools they need to increase their chances of achieving their potential in work, career, and...

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Prepare for JA Finance Park Virtual! Teacher Training and Material Request Information Now Available!

 By Stefanie Freeburger

Financial Literacy

As teachers prepare for the 2022-2023 school year, it's also time to get students up and running on JA Finance Park Virtual.

For classroom teachers who will be teaching the JA Finance Park Virtual curriculum and leading their students through the virtual simulation during the upcoming school year, we've made this go-to-guide for everything educators need to...

JA BizTown Students and Volunteers

JA BizTown is BACK! Teacher Training and Material Request Information Available Now

 By Stefanie Freeburger

Work Readiness

As teachers prepare for the 2022-2023 school year, it's also time to gear up for students' return to JA BizTown!

For classroom teachers who will be teaching the JA BizTown curriculum and bringing their classes to the JA BizTown simulation during the upcoming school year, we've made this handy guide for everything educators need to...

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2022 Back-to-School Survey: One-Third of Teens Say Rising Cost of School Supplies a Concern
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Financial Literacy

According to a new survey by Junior Achievement USA, a third of teens (33%) say that their parents or guardians are concerned about the cost of back-to-school supplies this...

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JA National Student Leadership Summit 2022
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Entrepreneurship

In June of 2022, 15 of Junior Achievement’s top student companies came to the Nation’s Capital to compete in the 2022 Junior Achievement National Student...

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Their Future is Within Reach with the State Contribution Program

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Corporate Responsibility

April is Financial Literacy Month, and the State of Maryland and Maryland 529 are teaming up to help make it easier for your child's dream of attending college come true with the Save4College State Contribution Program. The Program helps Maryland families save money for future education. Your savings can be used at nearly any U.S. college, technical or trade school, and even international...

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Their Future is Within Reach with $250 or $500 from the State

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Corporate Responsibility

The State of Maryland and Maryland 529 are teaming up to help make it easier for your child's dream of attending
college come true. Open an Account in the Maryland College Investment Plan (a savings plan managed by T. Rowe Price, an investment management firm with more than 80 years of experience) and you could be eligible for a $250 or $500 contribution from the State of...

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Let’s continue looking into alternative career pathways that could be right for you!

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Work Readiness

Information Security Analysts

Job details: Everything is online these days and that means cyber security is needed to protect all types of threats. Information security analysts are responsible for detecting these threats and helping prevent them at both technical (hardware and software) and human levels. With 17 NSA/DHS Centers of Academic Excellence, Maryland has more nationally recognized...



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