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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 Junior Achievement and Fannie Mae Youth Homeownership Survey
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 By Ed Grocholski

Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement USA and Fannie Mae collaborated on a survey to better understand teens' perspectives on homeownership, specifically the desirability of owning a home one day. The survey also explored teens’ understanding of mortgages and credit scores, as well as the value they place on having financial literacy education programs in high school that cover these and other concepts related to...

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JA National Student Leadership Summit 2022
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 By Kelsey Matzinger


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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10 Career Pathways at Maryland Colleges to Consider

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Work Readiness

Choosing a career can be exciting yet daunting, especially when you may not know about all the options available to you. In this month’s blog posts we uncover 10 career pathways you might not have thought about and we assess the details that matter, including potential salaries. What’s more, all suggested pathways can be studied at local Maryland colleges and universities. Read on to find out...

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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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It’s not too late this holiday season to ask for the gift of education

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Community Involvement

This holiday season, ask friends and family to give a gift that can really make a difference –the gift of education. When you open a Maryland Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer College Investment Plan Account for as little as $25, you have the added benefit of the GoTuition® gifting portal. This free, online tool allows you to create a customized profile page to share with friends and family via text,...

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10 Million Reasons for Work and Career Readiness Education
Blog from JA USA

 By Jack E. Kosakowski, President & CEO of Junior Achievement USA

Corporate Responsibility

Recently, and for the first time, the number of job openings in the United States exceeded 10 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) Report. At the same time, there are more than 7 million who are eligible to work but who are...

Inflation, Scarcity, and Teachable Moments
Blog from JA USA

 By Jack E. Kosakowski, President & CEO of Junior Achievement USA

Financial Literacy

Most Americans under the age of 40 are experiencing something they haven’t before; inflation. With the exception of a brief period at the beginning of the Great Recession in 2008, inflation has been restrained for nearly four decades. That means prices rising at a pronounced rate in a short amount of time is a new experience for many Millennials and members of Generation...

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