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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

ABA Foundation and Junior Achievement Announce Partnership to Empower America’s Youth with Money Skills

The American Bankers Association Foundation and Junior Achievement today announced a new two-year partnership to work collaboratively to help our nation’s youth build the financial knowledge they need to own…

Back-to-School Survey: Two-Thirds of Teens Concerned About Attending School In-Person This Fall

Colorado Springs, CO – A new survey from Junior Achievement (JA) by research firm ENGINE Insights shows that two-thirds of teens (66%) are concerned about attending school in-person this fall,…

Class of 2020 Survey: Half of Graduating Seniors Change Plans for After High School Due to COVID-19

Changes Include Delaying Start of College, Working for Money, and Switching CareerPlans, According to Research by JA and PMIEF Roughly half (49%) of Class of 2020 graduating seniors say their…

Online Game Helps Teens Explore Careers in Project Management

Colorado Springs, CO – The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF) and Junior Achievement USA (JA) have teamed up to develop Project Management for All, a new online game that…

Survey: The “New Normal” Hasn’t Dampened Teens’ Interest in Becoming Entrepreneurs

Research by Junior Achievement and Brian Hamilton Foundation Shows Teens’ Interest In Startups Is Still High, Despite Pandemic’s Impact on Small Business A new survey for Junior Achievement (JA) and…

Mark Cuban, Brian Hamilton to Headline Junior Achievement’s ‘Why Entrepreneurship Now: A Virtual Event for America’s Teens’

Event Moderated by Fox News Anchor Harris Faulkner, to Address Questions on Starting a Business When You’re Young, Especially Now As an extension of their digital and experiential learning resources,…

Two-thirds of America’s Teens Are Concerned About the Financial Impact of COVID-19

Research Shows Financial Wellbeing as Big a Concern Among Teens as Health The financial impact and pressure brought by COVID-19 are weighing heavily on American teenagers, with more than two-thirds…

Junior Achievements Honors 49 Organizations with U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award

Volunteers provided students with critical mentoring and positive role models Junior Achievement USA® (JA) announced today that it will honor 49 organizations with the 2018-2019 U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Awards. The organizations receiving…