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New Research Shows Majority of Teens Feel Unprepared to Finance Their Futures

Lack of access to technology emerging as top concern; high schoolers remain concerned about rising higher education costs (Dallas, TX) – After two uncertain and often stressful years, high school students…

JA Worldwide Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The nomination deadline for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize is today, and we have just learned that JA Worldwide has been nominated! This is an incredible honor for the entire…

10 Million Reasons for Work and Career Readiness Education

Recently, and for the first time, the number of job openings in the United States exceeded 10 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover…

Why Work Needs Meaning

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT: THE MEANING OF WORK Much has been made in recent months about “The Great Resignation,” the tendency of young workers, primarily Millennials and Generation Z, to quit their…

The Payoff Behind Time Management

How to Build a Necessary Life-skill Panic rushes over you. You’re late. The alarm didn’t go off, and now you’re scrambling to start your day. As you nearly drip toothpaste…

Qualities and Skills that Transfer to Entrepreneurial Success

Every parent wants their child to succeed. To find their “niche” where their personality and skills will pay off in the long run. Fortunately, there is a professional space that…

Job Vacancies’ Reaching an All-Time High & What it Means for Teens

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the last business day of March 2021 brought a record high of 8.1 million job openings in the United States. Among those hiring, industries…

Getting Your Child Set Up with a Bank Account

A study by Bankrate in 2019 found the average American adult will stick with his or her bank for slightly over 14 years. Additionally, for millennials (ages 24-39 at the time of…

JA Teens Survey: Financial Impact of Covid-19

Introduction From April 8 to 14, 2020, Wakefield Research conducted a survey on behalf of Junior Achievement USA and Citizens Bank | Citizens One. The survey of 1,000 13- to…

Helping Your Child Choose a Career Path

Future Career Considerations  Don’t wait until the last minute to start these types of discussions with your young adult. Starting their sophomore year, your student should start having a better…

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New Research Shows Majority of Teens Feel Unprepared to Finance Their Futures

Lack of access to technology emerging as top concern; high schoolers remain concerned about rising higher education costs (Dallas, TX) – After two uncertain and often stressful years, high school students…

Helping Your Child Choose A Career Path

The questions and topics to start the conversation Future Career Considerations  Don’t wait until the last minute to start these types of discussions with your young adult. Starting their sophomore…

JA Worldwide Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The nomination deadline for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize is today, and we have just learned that JA Worldwide has been nominated! This is an incredible honor for the entire…

ACE Cash Express Partners with JA to Introduce Students to JA Connect Learning Pathways

Populus Financial Group presents a $15,000 donation to Jan Murfield, JA Dallas president, at J.O. Davis Elementary School Populus Financial Group partnered with Junior Achievement to teach students activities related…

Inflation, Scarcity, and Teachable Moments

There are several contributing factors to the recent and sustained increase in prices. Though there are more academic ways of explaining how inflation works, a simple definition is “too many…

Teen Shoppers Concerned About Shortages of Gift Items This Holiday Season

A new survey of teens conducted for Junior Achievement by the research firm ENGINE Insights shows that most teens (55%) are concerned that global supply chain issues will result in…

For Fifth Year in Row, JA and Ernst Young Team Up During National Entrepreneurship Month

For the fifth year in a row, Junior Achievement and Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) will connect entrepreneurs with high school students across the country during November, National Entrepreneurship…

Economic Empowerment for a More Equitable and Just Tomorrow

Why JA? And Why Now? Economic Empowerment for a More Equitable and Just Tomorrow – Junior Achievement is committed to promoting a more equitable and just tomorrow for today’s young…

Junior Achievement and Discover Launch JA Finance Park Virtual® to Help Teens Better Understand Financial Concepts

Today, Junior Achievement USA, with the support of Discover, is announcing the launch of JA Finance Park Virtual®. The program is designed to help Middle and High School students better…

Survey: Impact of “Gamestop” Speculations on Teens’ Perceptions of Stockmarket

RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – along with Junior Achievement USA, recently released results from…