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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
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 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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Middle Schoolers Milestones for Success
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Financial Literacy

From the 6th grade to 8th grade, students are doing more than just preparing for high school; they are in the awkward stage of responsibility. Between the ages of 11-13, these students don’t have anything immediate on their radar making saving and budgeting even more challenging. This just means it’s the perfect time for parents and educators to motivate them to think...

Elementary Milestones for Future Success
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

From Kindergarten to fifth-grade, most children do not have a clear understanding of finances or money in general. What they learn at this stage in life are concepts that will continue to build as they grow older. While at this stage in their lives, they don't have bills or loans to worry about, it puts their financial future on the horizon and gives them something to think about as they get...

Tariff 101
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Corporate Responsibility

Tariffs are one of the oldest forms of regulated trade policy, as it places a tax on imported goods between two parties to regulate foreign trade to encourage or safeguard domestic industries through reducing the importation of a specific type of...

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Credit Card Crash Course
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

Not all credit cards are created equal, which makes choosing one a difficult task.

As of March 2019, Americans paid banks a shocking $113 billion in credit card interest in 2018. While your credit card activities may differ from your colleague or classmate, one thing is for sure: understanding the way your credit card works is a crucial component to any credit...

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5 Benefits of Hiring a Student Intern
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

With summer on the horizon, high school and college students are already thinking about their next step: internships. While college students may be viewing an internship as a foot-in to a career after they graduate, high school students are seeking internships to discover what career path they may want to pursue in the future.The benefits of interning as a student are endless, but what do these...

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...



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