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Back-to-School Tips for Kids and Parents 2019
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Community Involvement

Do you remember counting down the weeks left of summer before the early mornings and staying up late with homework? The majority of students dread going back to school because it's hard to switch their minds from 'fun in the sun' to 'back in the classroom'. Whether your student is starting back at a new school or is just moving into a new classroom, these tips are sure to make their (and your)...

JA Welcomes Back Lene McCollum

 By Kristy Memphis

Corporate Responsibility

JA is thrilled to welcome back Lene McCollum to our team!

Lene will serve as the first-ever Director of Partner Engagement. She will focus on engaging existing JA partners and bringing new partner groups to the organization. Additionally, Lene will ensure JA's volunteer experience is...

Top Soft Skills in the 21st Century Workplace
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

City & Guilds CEO, Chris Jones, once said, “Unfortunately, some people believe that soft skills aren’t that important. However, almost every employer I’ve ever talked to about this disagrees. In a world where job roles are changing rapidly, soft skills will be one of the few constants…” When you think about all of the new colleagues you have met over the years, the teams you’ve worked on, and the...

Teens & College Savings 2019
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Financial Literacy

A new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) conducted by the research group Engine shows that more than two-thirds (69%) of teens between the ages of 13 and 17 support the idea of "debt-free college." However, that support drops to a third (33%) if it's paid for with higher taxes. The survey of 1,004 teens was conducted from April 16 to 21,...

High School Milestones for Financial Success
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Financial Literacy

It seems that most adult steps we take happen when we are in high school. We learn to drive, plan for our upcoming future, and take the long leaps and bounds that come with gaining independence. The classes and life lessons learned all seem to come together in this life stage.

But, are teens really prepared for all that life has to offer after walking off the stage with their high school...

Buying Local in a Buzzing Economy
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Community Involvement

How many times have you heard “Buy Local” or “Support Local Businesses”? Probably hundreds of times. So why this “local” push? What does it do for you or your community? With summer here, the concept of buying locally will only increase, specifically about your local farmers' markets. While providing you with delicious produce, farmers markets potentially have a more significant impact on the...

From the Golf Course to the Bowling Alley

 By Kristy Memphis

Community Involvement

As Team CohnReznick prepared for their annual JA Bowl-a-Thon, the long-time supporters took to the golf course first to make sure their fundraising efforts were on par.

A week before their JA Bowl-a-Thon date, about 50 golfers hit the green in support of JA kids at Greystone Golf...

JA Summer Camper Turns JA Leader

 By Kristy Memphis

Work Readiness

At nine years old, Dontae Smith was an eager summer camper attending JA SUPER Summer Camp for the very first time. Now, Dontae is eighteen years old and a third-year camp counselor – a very different experience from being a...

National Student Leadership Summit 2019
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Community Involvement

In June of 2019, 15 of Junior Achievement’s top student companies came to the Nation’s Capital to compete in the 2019 Junior Achievement National Student...

Teens & Personal Finance Survey Insights
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

A new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) and Citizens Bank shows that 63 percent of teens believe they will be financially independent of their parents by the age of 30, meaning that more than a third of teens surveyed do not hold this belief. The survey is being released in conjunction with Financial Literacy Month, which is April.The survey found that 74 percent believe they will own a car by the...



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