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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

JA and Janus Henderson Launch New JA Titan — Online Simulation for Virtual Business

Today, Junior Achievement USA and global asset manager Janus Henderson Investors are announcing the launch of the new JA Titan®, an online simulation that allows teens to start and run…

Junior Achievement and CNBC to Host a “Summit for a More Equitable and Just Tomorrow” on December 8

As an extension of their digital and experiential learning resources, Junior Achievement is partnering with Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow., CNBC’s financial wellness and education initiative in partnership with…

JA Launches Program Aimed at Introducing Teens to Idea of Business Ownership

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

Pandemic Dampening Entrepreneurial Spirit of Teens

A recent survey for Junior Achievement (JA) by research firm ENGINE Insights shows that nearly one-in-four teens (22%) say they are less likely to consider starting a business as an…

Junior Achievement Survey Shows One-in-Ten Teens Expects to Spend Less This Year Due to the Pandemic

Despite social distancing guidance in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) shows that two-thirds of teens (68%) expect to do some of their…

JA Finance Park Advanced to Help Teens Gain Greater Understanding of Managing Finances

Today, Junior Achievement USA, with the support of KPMG and the KPMG Foundation, is announcing the launch of JA Finance Park Advanced®. The program is designed to help High School…

Redesigned JA Be Entrepreneurial® Program Helps Teens Become Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Today, Junior Achievement USA is launching a redesigned JA Be Entrepreneurial® program to help high school students understand the concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship. The enhanced program, which has been…

New JA Company Program Incorporates Latest Thinking on How to Launch Startup

Today, Junior Achievement USA, with the support of The Hartford, is announcing the launch of the new JA Company Program®. The updated program, which introduces teens to the excitement of…

Take Stock in Your Future Teaches Teens About Stock Market

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, are pleased to announce…

JA, Hilton Grand Vacations Announce National Partnership

Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) is excited to announce it has chosen Junior Achievement USA (JA) as a national partner in its corporate social responsibility program – HGV Serves. “Junior Achievement’s…