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September 25, 2018

Majority of Teens are Worried About their Parents’ Preparedness to Retire, Know Little About Planning for their Own Retirement

A new survey by Junior Achievement and AIG reveals the retirement plans and attitudes of U.S. Teens A new survey by Junior Achievement USA and global insurance company AIG finds...

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September 4, 2018

President’s Message: Pump Up the Bacon Jam

I love farmers markets. Amid all the tents and colorful signs, there’s something charming about discovering unique foods not available in a brick and mortar store and having a direct...

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August 23, 2018

American Furniture Warehouse Partnership Helping Thousands of Students Learn Financial Responsibility

Imagine you were able to practice being an adult before you actually became one. Do you wish you had a greater understanding of taxes or insurance? Maybe you wish you had...

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August 16, 2018

JA teaches alumna the power of “Yes!”

For Kaitlin Eckenrode, Junior Achievement Business Week was one of the most empowering experiences of her life. Six years ago, Kaitlin attended her first Junior Achievement Business Week where her...

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July 31, 2018

Western Union Support Leads to Successful Student Outcomes

[caption id="attachment_16580" align="alignright" width="470"] Exploring career opportunities, students benefit from the work readiness focus of JA Personal Success[/caption] Listening attentively to Heather Kingsley, a volunteer from Western Union, students at...

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July 24, 2018

JA Business Week Has Lasting Impact on JA Alumnus

[caption id="attachment_18143" align="alignleft" width="400"] Nick Quinlan, JA Business Week volunteer, addresses the audience at the closing ceremony[/caption] Major League Hacking senior partner Nick Quinlan says that JA Business Week "set...

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June 28, 2018

President’s Message: Inspired to Action

We’ve all heard rousing speeches, read stirring books, and watched exciting movies. But what makes something meaningful, rather than simply enjoyable, is the action that results. As author Mary Morrissey...

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June 25, 2018

JA Volunteer of the Year: Brian Sowl

[caption id="attachment_16421" align="alignright" width="152"] Brian Sowl[/caption] JA’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year was nominated not once, not twice, not even three times. Brian Sowl was nominated for this honor four...

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JA Educator of the Year: Dan Walter

[caption id="attachment_16523" align="alignleft" width="250"] Dan Walter's students at the JA Stock Market Challenge[/caption] JA’s success relies heavily on educators and their willingness to embrace the program and invite volunteers into...

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