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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…

Work in the Time of Covid-19

COVID-19’s Impact on Jobs and the Ways We Work Unlike common illnesses like the flu or colds, COVID-19 is different because people do not have a natural immunity to, nor…

Making Sense: The Impact of COVID-19 on Business and Innovation

COVID-19’s Impact on Business Unlike other viruses, such as the seasonal flu or common cold, the coronavirus, or COVID-19, is considered a “novel,” or new, virus because humans have had…

JA USA in the News

Junior Achievement Announces Winners of National JA Social Innovation Challenge

Teams from Bay Area, Florida Space Coast, and Upstate New York Receive Honors. Innovation Challenge is part of Chick-fil-A’s Commitment to Education Three teams of Junior Achievement students representing the…

Survey Finds High School Graduates Delayed College Plans, Concerned About Financial Security

Class of 2020 Significantly Impacted by COVID-19, concerned about financing college and financial future DALLAS – Class of 2020 Significantly Impacted by COVID-19, concerned about financing college and financial future.…

JA and Allstate Launch Lessons to Teach Teens About Healthy Financial Relationships

Designed for high school students, JA Personal Finance allows teens to experience the interrelationship between today’s financial decisions and future financial success. With The Allstate Foundation’s support, the original eight…

Junior Achievement Launches JA BizTown Adventures™

Today Junior Achievement USA (JA) announced the launch of JA BizTown Adventures™, an online experience that helps younger students explore business ownership and various job and career roles. JA BizTown…

JA, Honda Help Kids Learn About Financial Considerations when Purchasing a Car

Today, Junior Achievement USA (JA) and American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC) announced the launch of JA All About Cars™, a new learning module in the “JA Personal Finance” curriculum for…

Program Gives Students Close Up Look at World of Work

Today, Junior Achievement USA and Intuit, maker of TurboTax, QuickBooks, and Mint, are announcing the launch of the new JA Job Shadow®.  JA Job Shadow is a comprehensive experience that…

2021 JA Back-to-School Survey Executive Summary

There has been much discussion about the educational and emotional impact of COVID-19 on the nation’s youth. This back-to-school survey explores teens’ perspectives, including hopes and concerns they have for…

Junior Achievements Honors 50 Organizations with U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award

Junior Achievement USA® (JA) announced today that it will honor 50 organizations with the 2019-20 U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Awards. Given the limitations on volunteerism in this past school year,…

JA Connect Learning Pathways — Digital Education Resource

Today Junior Achievement USA is announcing the launch of the new JA Connect Learning Pathways, made possible with the help from Accenture, a global professional services company. JA Connect Learning Pathways…

Survey: Majority of U.S. Teens Believe People Are Paid Less Based on Race, Ethnicity or Gender

A new survey of 1,004 teens conducted for Junior Achievement by the research company ENGINE Insights shows that a majority (61%) believes that people in our society are paid less…