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June 2, 2021

JA’s Virtual Stock Market Simulation Fills Gap for Students Excited About GameStop and AMC

Screenshot of JA's custom-built Stock Market Simulation This past year has seen much volatility in the stock market. In January, we saw GameStop make seismic moves, and this week AMC...

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May 13, 2021

Community Partners Advance JA Finance Park Reach

A student shows off his budget inside of the JA Finance Park facility. Financial literacy and career readiness are two of the key pathways behind JA’s mission. For nearly a...

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May 10, 2021

Students Become CEOs through JA Titan

A view from inside the JA Titan simulation. It's not every day that teens get a chance to experience for themselves what it's like running a company. But that is...

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April 20, 2021

JA Volunteer Returns to Same Teacher’s Class for 23 Years

JA volunteer Tom Cordova In 1998, Junior Achievement connected three individuals whose lives have never been the same since. Angela Burmeister, a JA staff member at the time, made presentations...

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April 13, 2021

How ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ Can Help You Protect Your Credit

Contributed by guest writer, Jessica Larson, SolopreneurJournal.com “The Mandalorian” can teach young adults who are opening credit cards for the first time plenty of ways to steward and build their...

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April 12, 2021

JA Tackling Teens’ Growing Distrust of Corporate America

Just 17 percent of Americans believe business executives have a high level of honesty and ethical standards, according to a recent Gallup poll, a decline of three percentage points from...

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March 29, 2021

Community Partner J.E. Dunn Builds Camaraderie, a Playhouse, and More for JA

Above: Employees of J.E. Dunn regularly volunteer in JA classrooms and at JA Finance Park, presented by Transamerica. Above photos taken prior to the pandemic. Junior Achievement is fortunate to...

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How Young Is Too Young to Talk About Money?

JA and TIAA tackle the taboo subject of talking about money with kids Above: TIAA volunteers with fourth grade students at Swansea Elementary in 2018 Talking about finances can feel...

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March 18, 2021

Alumna Credits JA with Launching Her College Career

University of Denver student Janeth Mancha learned of Junior Achievement as an elementary student when her older brother talked about his experience in JA. “Back when I was in third...

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