Press Releases

MSDE partners with JACMD to launch JA Entrepreneurship Summer Experience

 Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland and the Maryland Department of Education Division of Career and College Readiness are partnering on a three-week program this summer designed to retain and motivate up to 200 high school students considered “special” or  “non-traditional” to complete their career and technical education....

T. Rowe Price Foundation Donates Space for Bmore CoLabs

 Monday, 23 Dec 2019

Bmore CoLabs is a donated collaborative space led by nonprofits to focus on entrepreneurship and financial wellness. The space also includes a children's room designed in collaboration with JA....

Kim Fabian Discusses Financial Literacy with 11 TV Hill

 Sunday, 16 Jun 2019

Kim Fabian, Senior Vice President of JACMD, talks about when and how to teach kids about finances....

Under Armour Teammates mentor JA Entrepreneurs at UA House

 Monday, 15 Apr 2019

Under Armour Teammates mentor JA Entrepreneurs at UA House...

Wells Fargo and JACMD announces new storefront in JA's BizTown

 Wednesday, 03 Apr 2019

Wells Fargo donates $175,000 for the new storefront, called Wells Fargo Community Center....

Jeff Rives joins the JA Team !

 Thursday, 28 Mar 2019

Jeff Rives, President and CEO at East West Sign Group, is now named a member of JA's Board of Directors....

Inspiring the Next Generation of Young Women

 Wednesday, 27 Mar 2019

JACMD holds the 5th annual Leading Ladies event....

JA Leading Ladies Program is helping girls "Build their Dream Team"

 Monday, 25 Mar 2019

"Building Your Dream Team," is the theme for JACMD annual Leading Ladies Program....

JA Board Member Monica Mitchell Moves in Baltimore City

 Friday, 15 Feb 2019

JA Board Member Monica Mitchell moves Lillie May Carroll Jackson Middle School for girls to Baltimore City....

JA Job Shadow at Stanley Black and Decker Featured on WMAR

 Thursday, 07 Feb 2019

NewTown and Pikesville High students learn first hand about the engineering industry with Stanley Black and Decker Towson....

Howard Bank Awards $250,000 Grant to JA

 Sunday, 03 Feb 2019

Howard Bank recognizes JACMD for a positive outstanding impact in the community....

JA BizTown Puts the Real World Into Practice For Kids

 Wednesday, 16 Jan 2019

Elementary school students exeperience adulting for a day with JA BizTown....

BBJ Features JA Inspire

 Monday, 07 Jan 2019

The Baltimore Business Journal features JA's largest single-day event in JACMD history, JA Inspire....

Severn Students Explore Various Business Ventures

 Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018

JA Company Program at Sever gets students thinking like entrepreneurs as they create new ventures to serve the local community....

JA Career Pathfinder featured in Technically Baltimore

 Thursday, 25 Oct 2018

JA starts a new web platform aimed at providing students a list of potential career interest....

Paige McFeely joins the JA Team!

 Monday, 10 Sep 2018

JA creates newly position and brings Paige McFeely on board as special events manager....

Jennifer Bodensiek Named to the Governor's Workforce Development Board

 Tuesday, 28 Aug 2018

JA President and CEO Jennifer Bodensiek joins the the Governor's Workforce Development Board....

WJZ Features JA Entrepreneurs at UA House at Fayette

 Monday, 20 Aug 2018

Snowball City, a JA student company, sparked entrepreneurial ingenuity and a hands-on experience for young budding entrepreneurs....

WGC Awards 60K Grant to JA Rising Women Program

 Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018

The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County extends their support to JA Rising Women of Howard County....

JA Rising Women - Grant Update from WGC

 Thursday, 19 Jul 2018

See the current investment WGC has made in JA Rising Women of Howard County, currently in it's fourth year of funding....

JA April Newsletter

 Monday, 16 Apr 2018

In this edition of the JA Edge, see how JA students are leading the way and sparking important finanical conversations during Financial Literacy Month....

JA Back-to-School News

 Thursday, 19 Oct 2017

It's that time again! As our students head to school, they've been busing over the summer running their own businesses and learning key skills to market their future plans. See what they've accomplished and meet a new JA staff member in the latest JA Edge edition....

JA Rising Women Featured in Her Mind Magazine

 Saturday, 09 Sep 2017

Meet the "Rising Stars" of the unique JA program that empowers a new generation of female entrepreneurs....

JA Summer News

 Tuesday, 01 Aug 2017

This was one for the record books! We wrapped a stellar 2016-17 school year while reaching more students than ever in Central Maryland....

Rachel Russell Joins JA Board of Directors

 Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017

JA volunteer and Allegis Group executive Rachel Russell joins the organization in a new role....

Last Call to Register for JA Summer Camp!

 Monday, 26 Jun 2017

JA Summer Camp registration ends Friday, June 16....

Tom Sadowski Named JA Board Chairman

 Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017

Tom Sadowski, the vice chancellor for economic development with the University System of Maryland, will serve as JA Board Chairman....

Baltimore Sun Hall of Fame Donates Proceeds to JA

 Thursday, 08 Jun 2017

The Baltimore Sun's 2017 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honored the career achievements of leaders throughout Maryland. JA students shined on the stage as they were presented with a $20,000 donation to JA!...

Constellation Selects JA as a Benefiting Baltimore Charity

 Tuesday, 06 Jun 2017

Constellation selected JA as one of eight local charities to receive donations as part of 2017 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship....

See the Impact of JA Leading Ladies!

 Thursday, 01 Jun 2017

JA Leading Ladies has inspired a new wave of future leaders. See how her future is our future....

Save the Date - JA Office Warriors is Back!

 Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Mark your calendar for this unique event that you don't want to miss!...

JA Company of the Year Expo Highlights JA Rising Women Accomplishments

 Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The first-ever JA Company of the Year Expo crowns a winner and wraps up a successful year of JA Rising Women....

JA Featured in ABC2 News How to Save for College and Manage Student Loan Debt

 Wednesday, 03 May 2017

Robin McKinney of the Maryland CASH Campaign highlighted how JA can help students save in the long run....

JA May News

 Monday, 01 May 2017

JA Student Company takes top honors and students across the region dive into STEM-based careers....

JA April Newsletter-2017

 Monday, 24 Apr 2017

See how JA is inspiring the future through mentors and career paths in this edition of the JA Edge....

Spring Break Special for JA's Summer Camp Experience

 Monday, 17 Apr 2017

For a limited time only, reduced admission! Register your camper for JA BizTown Summer Venture now!...

New JA-Jackson Research Reveals That Today's Children Have A Lot To Learn About Money

 Monday, 17 Apr 2017

Surveys of kids 7-10 years old and their parents demonstrate the need for personal finance education early and often....

Volunteer with JA on the Green!

 Monday, 03 Apr 2017

Calling all golf enthusiasts! Volunteer with JA on the green at the 2017 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, MD on July 11 - 16, 2017....

Dine at Fogo de Chao and Support JA

 Thursday, 30 Mar 2017

Join JA for dinner at Fogo de Chao and proceeds from each meal support JA kids!...

JA March Newsletter

 Monday, 20 Mar 2017

Mentor the next generation and see JA students and educators shine!...

JA Bowl-a-Thon Dates Are Here!

 Monday, 13 Mar 2017

Party with a Purpose! Bring your team, select a date, and score a strike for JA kids!...

The Allegis Group Showcases an Employee's Dedication to JA

 Wednesday, 08 Mar 2017

Rachel Russell, Executive Director, Corporate Strategy and Marketing at Allegis Group is featured for her work with JA....

Delta Features JA in March Issue of Delta Sky Magazine

 Monday, 06 Mar 2017

JA is featured in the "Delta Salutes" section of the March issue of Delta Sky Magazine....

Inc. Magazine Features JA Among List of Standouts in Entrepreneurial Education

 Monday, 27 Feb 2017

Inc. Magazine listed JA in its article "Nine Organizations Are Turning Kids Into Entrepreneurs." Given the largest space to JA, Inc. calls us "the granddaddy of youth entrepreneurship" and discusses our cutting-edge school-within-a-school concept called JA Academy....

February Newsletter

 Friday, 24 Feb 2017

Mentor the next generation, Chick-fil-A joins JA BizTown and more all in this month's JA Edge!...

5 Minutes With Nick Anderson

 Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017

Get to know Nick Anderson, JA's new Director of Entrepreneurial Experiences....

JA Board of Directors Welcomes Dr. Sonja Santelises

 Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017

Dr. Sonja Santelises brings her almost 30-year career in teaching and student achievement to JA's Board of Directors....

AT&T Supports JA BizTown Students

 Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017

Through volunteers and support, local students visited JA BizTown and connected classroom learning with real-world application of a global economy....

JA Board of Directors Adds Mike Morton

 Monday, 13 Feb 2017

Mike Morton, a partner at Deloitte & Touche joins JA's Board of Directors....

The Allstate Foundation Awards $57,500 to Junior Achievement of Central Maryland

 Thursday, 09 Feb 2017

JA receives $57,500 from The Allstate Foundation to support JA programming....

Kim O'Brien Joins JA Board of Directors

 Tuesday, 07 Feb 2017

Kim O'Brien, Claim Field Director at Allstate Insurance brings her experience to JA's boardroom....

HoCo Journal Podcast Highlights JA's Importance on Life Skills

 Thursday, 02 Feb 2017

Dragon Digital Radio's HoCo Journal podcast sits with Hina Naseem, Regional Director of Anne Arundel, Frederick and Howard Counties, to discuss the importance of JA programs for local students....

January News from JA

 Monday, 30 Jan 2017

We kicked off 2017 with a strong start. We've received recent press about our programs, it's JA Alumni Month, and we continue to see JA students soar!...

JA Board Welcomes Kathleen Getz

 Monday, 23 Jan 2017

JA announces the addition of Kathleen Getz to the board. She is the dean at the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola University, Maryland....

MPT: Your Community Features JA for Second Installment

 Thursday, 12 Jan 2017

Board Chair Billy Yerman discusses new JA initiatives and partnerships to benefit Central Maryland youth....

Katilin Bowman joins Towson University's Professional Leadership Program for Women

 Wednesday, 11 Jan 2017

JA's VP of Strategic Partnerships, Kaitlin Bowman, joins the third class of Towson University's Professional Leadership Program for Women. The program provides hands-on practical learning and coaching in a supportive environment....

JA Alumni Soar Above

 Tuesday, 03 Jan 2017

Junior Achievement Alumni in the U.S. and Maryland attain higher levels of education, income, and entrepreneurship through JA programming....

JA December News

 Friday, 30 Dec 2016

It may be the end of 2016, but JA programs are in full effect throughout Central Maryland....

JA Talks Entrepreneurship in Baltimore Sun Op-Ed

 Tuesday, 27 Dec 2016

Senior Vice President Kim Fabian discusses the entrepreneurial and adventurous attitude of millennials—those born between 1980 and 1995—and how JA's programs support and guide their ambitious dreams....

Volunteers Needed for January JA BizTown's

 Monday, 19 Dec 2016

Can you help JA kids succeed? Volunteers are a crucial component to a successful day in JA BizTown and we could you use your support to assist students in the month of January....

JA Featured on Modern Living with kathy ireland®

 Thursday, 15 Dec 2016

JA and American Honda Finance Corporation teamed up to help promote teen financial literacy. The interview features JA USA President/CEO, Jack Kosakowski....

JA Rising Women Featured in The Business Monthly

 Monday, 05 Dec 2016

Howard County High School girls are rising to the entrepreneurial challenge through the growth of JA's Rising Women program....

JA November News

 Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016

JA's Newsletter gets a new look as we recap our newest event, JA Office Warriors, and highlight JA's impact on students and their future successes....

JA Board Adds Bill Atkinson

 Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016

Bill Atkinson, a partner of 212 Communications, joins JA's Board of Directors....

Q&A with Allstate's Kim O'Brien

 Monday, 14 Nov 2016

Kim O'Brien, Claim Field Director at Allstate Insurance and new JA Board Member, dives into her relationship with JA and the impact it has had on her....

JA Alumni Survey Highlights Impact

 Friday, 11 Nov 2016

Junior Achievement USA conducted a survey of more than 700 JA Alumni to better understand the impact JA has had on the lives of the more than 100 million people who have gone through Junior Achievement programs since the organization's founding in 1919. The JA Alumni were asked about a variety of topics, including educational attainment, career satisfaction, financial capability, income levels, and business ownership....

Kaitlin Aprill Joins JA Staff

 Wednesday, 02 Nov 2016

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland welcomes Kaitlin Aprill as office manager....

Harvard University Recognizes JA Finance Park

 Monday, 31 Oct 2016

Harvard University's Global Education Innovation Initiative highlighted JA Finance Park for its innovative curriculum and pedagogical practices related to 21 st century skills in financial literacy education....

JA Adds New Marketing Director

 Monday, 26 Sep 2016

Katie Ballance joins the JA of Central Maryland team as the new marketing director....

JA Featured on MPT

 Tuesday, 13 Sep 2016

Board Chair Billy Yerman discusses JA's impact on students through hands-on experience....

SC&H Group Highlights JA Partnership

 Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016

Through various JA programs, SC&H Group has supported students in and out of the classroom....

USM Partners with JA on B-Power Initiative

 Thursday, 04 Aug 2016

The University System of Maryland is turning to JA and other key partners to increase education and career opportunities for Baltimore students....

Baltimore Sun features JA Op-Ed

 Saturday, 16 Jan 2016

JA calls on community partners to join in its vision to expose students to future careers and prepare them for success in the workplace....

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