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Skills for a New Startup Era
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Entrepreneurship

“The Great Resignation” is fueling the boom in small business as more Americans leave their jobs and careers and strike out on their own. The next generation also feels this sentiment, with research by Junior Achievement and The Hartford showing that 60 percent of teens would prefer to start a business over having a traditional...

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Why JA? And Why Now? A Response to a Changing Work and Career Landscape
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Work Readiness

Junior Achievement’s proven programs are shown to inspire and prepare young people for success. Our approach is demonstrated to give students the tools they need to increase their chances of achieving their potential in work, career, and...

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2022 Junior Achievement and Fannie Mae Youth Homeownership Survey
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement USA and Fannie Mae collaborated on a survey to better understand teens' perspectives on homeownership, specifically the desirability of owning a home one day. The survey also explored teens’ understanding of mortgages and credit scores, as well as the value they place on having financial literacy education programs in high school that cover these and other concepts related to...

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2022 Back-to-School Survey: One-Third of Teens Say Rising Cost of School Supplies a Concern
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Financial Literacy

According to a new survey by Junior Achievement USA, a third of teens (33%) say that their parents or guardians are concerned about the cost of back-to-school supplies this...

JA’s mission is to prepare young people to succeed outside the classroom, and one of the fundamental methods to ensure this is money management.

JA Finance Park: Preparing students for financial success

 By Ricky Pollitt

Financial Literacy

It’s easy for a teenager to get excited when a considerable amount of money comes their way.

Most immediate reactions go towards how that money will be spent. Whether it be a new gaming console, stylish clothes or a fancy vehicle, money can certainly bring short-term happiness, but it can have a far greater impact when used the correct way.

That’s what JA Finance Park aims to achieve. The...

The Perdue Henson Junior Achievement Center will offer JA BizTown as one of its core programs for students.

Understanding Business at the Perdue Henson Junior Achievement Center

 By Ricky Pollitt

Community Involvement

What age do students begin to understand the operations of a business?  

The role of consumer becomes an integral part of their lives from an early age, whether that be shopping with a parent or purchasing their own goods and needs.

But what about the process – the relationship between consumers, business owners and employees. At what point does an understanding of a capitalist society determine...

Through Junior Achievement, students are Inspired by Experience

Through Junior Achievement, students are Inspired by Experience

 By Ricky Pollitt

Community Involvement

What JA really hopes to do is inspire – inspire students to create a life that benefits themselves and others; a world that can be passed on to future generations that will empower more development and creation and leaves youth better equipped to succeed.

Inspired By Experience; three words that sum up the objective of the Perdue Henson Junior Achievement Center and all that Junior Achievement of...

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JA National Student Leadership Summit 2022
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Entrepreneurship

In June of 2022, 15 of Junior Achievement’s top student companies came to the Nation’s Capital to compete in the 2022 Junior Achievement National Student...

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Get to know the Foundations that helped bring the Perdue Henson Junior Achievement Center to the Shore

 By Ricky Pollitt

Community Involvement

It’s only appropriate two of the men – Frank Perdue and Richard Henson – that helped bring Junior Achievement to the area have their names erected on the magnificent, gleaming facility that will soon house over 10,000 students a...

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Junior Achievement Summer Style: Have Fun and Become an Entrepreneur

 By Ricky Pollitt

Entrepreneurship

Younger children – especially at the elementary school level – have a surplus of fun opportunities and activities they can partake in to begin understanding the importance of financial literacy, work readiness and...



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