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Annapolis Mayor’s Son Follows in His Dad’s Footsteps at JA BizTown

 By DeJonna Farrar
Work Readiness

JA BizTown’s City Hall was abuzz when Mayor Miles Buckley was sworn into office. Citizens cheering, media interviews to schedule and votes to capture, but he knew the big shoes he had to fill taking on this role.

The fifth grader at Annapolis Elementary is also the son of Annapolis Mayor Gavin...

Bloom into Spring While Supporting JA Kids!

 By DeJonna Farrar
Community Involvement

Talk about “flower power!” We’re excited to announce that Flowers & Fancies, a local Baltimore florist, will feature a beautifully designed flower arrangement especially for friends and supporters of Junior Achievement of Central Maryland. Through the Blooms 4 A Better Bmore campaign, 50% of every JA flower arrangement sold will be donated back to our...

An Unforgettable Journey

 By DeJonna Farrar
Work Readiness

For a fifth grader, JA BizTown is an unforgettable trip, one where students learn how to write a check, where they get their first paycheck, and where they learn how to run a business. Those are just some of the memories Genevieve Stakias...

Which Leadership Style Are You
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

Not all leaders are the same. From school group projects to navigating through escape rooms with friends, your leadership skills evolve throughout life and will determine the relationships you have in and out of the workplace!

To better understand what type of leader you are, use the flow chart...

JA Teens & Retirement Insights
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

A new survey by Junior Achievement USA and AIG finds that nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of teens are concerned about their parents' preparedness for retirement while demonstrating a lack of education about their own. Sixty-nine percent of young adults ages 13-18 say they know little or nothing about financial...

5 Quotes to Live by from Successful Women
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Entrepreneurship

While March may be coming to an end, Women’s History Month is still on our mind. Here are our top 5 quotes from highly successful women to live by throughout the rest of...

From JA Student to Volunteer Rockstar
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

Junior Achievement (JA) programs are facilitated by local volunteers ranging from parents to business leaders. Each March, Junior Achievement presents the President?s Volunteer Service Award, which highlights the time contribution individuals representing their employers have given to Junior Achievement. While no volunteer experience is the same, Ericka Williams, a JA alumna and volunteer, gave...

Presidential Volunteer Service Award
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Corporate Responsibility

On March 12, 2019, Junior Achievement USA will honor 44 organizations with the 2017-2018 U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA). The organizations receiving the awards provided Junior Achievement with significant volunteer resources during the 2017-2018 school year. The recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony and, as part of Junior Achievement’s Centennial Celebration, will...

Navigating a Multigenerational Workforce
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

How many generational labels can you count? There's the "entitled Millennials", the "un-tech savvy Baby Boomers" and the list goes on and on. But did you know that each generation has something to offer to their team and to the company they work for?

For the first time in history, there are 4 generations working alongside one another. Each generation comes various strengths, but they also can...

Melissa: From a JA Student in Ecuador to a JA Volunteer in Tennessee
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

Junior Achievement - Ecuador launched the "Bancos en Accion" Program in the year 2000 in several High Schools across the country. The curriculum covered several courses delivered in a class environment, but also challenged High Schools in the country to compete for a chance to participate in the Latin American Bancos en Accion (Banks in Action) competition, sponsored by Citigroup, (Citi) in Buenos...



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