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Making Sense: Understanding the Financial Impact of COVID-19
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Community Involvement

A Guide to How COVID-19 is Affecting People and the Economy and What It All...

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

 By Hannah Henry

Financial Literacy

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...

From the Marketing Intern's Perspective

 By Anastasia Delices

Work Readiness

Fall Marketing Intern, Anastasia Delices, shares her experience as a JA...

Maryland “Royalty” Returns to JA BizTown

 By Anastasia Delices

Corporate Responsibility

Ten years ago young Caitlyn Stupi stepped into the small city of JA BizTown where she learned the fundamentals of financial education and workforce preparation. However, what she did not know is that later she would be returning to JA -- this time as Miss...

Two Stevenson University Scholars Make Volunteering a Priority

 By Anastasia Delices

Community Involvement

While college can place many demands on a student’s schedule, two Stevenson University students are finding ways to make volunteering at Junior Achievement a fun priority. Kelsey David and Cassidy Kling are both freshman nursing majors at Stevenson University in the Service Scholars...

Shining a Spotlight on American Business Women's Day
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Entrepreneurship

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...

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

 By Katie Ballance

Financial Literacy

As teachers prepare for the 2019-2020 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...

Gear Up for JA BizTown! Teacher Training and Material Request Information Available Now

 By Katie Ballance

Work Readiness

As teachers prepare for the 2019-2020 school year, it's also time to gear up for students' JA BizTown visit.

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...

Trade School: A College Alternative in 2019
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Corporate Responsibility

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 their degree was not the best...

The JA Guide to Having an Emergency Savings Fund
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Financial Literacy

As the talented Lindsey Vonn once said, "It's amazing. Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it." With these changes, it's essential to consider how it will impact your financial stability. The top life changes that cause the most financial strain? Starting a family, divorce, and taking care of a loved one. Yet, there are more frequent changes in life that cause stress such...



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