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Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore Raises Over $46,000 to Help Bring Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship and Work Readiness Education to Local Students

 Wednesday, 05 Jan 2022

Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore raised $46,375 in its mission to bring financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness education to local students throughout the area. Donations came from JA’s Giving Tuesday and End of Year campaigns...

Junior Achievement Raises Over $45,000 at Annual Golf Tournament

 Friday, 07 May 2021

Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JAES) raised $45,640 at its 35th Annual Golf Tournament last Thursday. Sold out at 140 golfers, the tournament was the organization’s largest in 35 years. Over 30 businesses from Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, and Worcester counties attended the event....

Junior Achievement Gearing Up to Host 35th Annual Golf Tournament

 Monday, 01 Mar 2021

This year, JAES has been busier than ever. “This school year, we have more than doubled our student numbers in an effort to support our schools,” said Jayme Hayes, JAES President. “We certainly cannot do something like that without support from the community.”...

Junior Achievement Hosts 3rd Annual JA Inspire - With a Twist

 Monday, 01 Mar 2021

JA Inspire is a one of a kind career exploration event for students here on the Eastern Shore. Hundreds of local businesses, from across The Shore, will be ready to show students what a day in the life of someone with their job looks like, how students can get that job, and what students need to do for the duration of their school career to be successful in that job......

Junior Achievement Aiming to Reach 17,000 Students This School Year

 Tuesday, 03 Nov 2020

This week, JAES launched its brand new JA Virtual Program Sites - virtual versions of their traditional programming. Each site is full of interactive lessons focused on living within your means, savings, budgeting, career exploration, business ownership, and more. ...

Junior Achievement Welcomes 17 New Board Members for Upcoming School Year

 Thursday, 27 Aug 2020

"Our staff is excited to partner with some of the top business and industry leaders in our community. Our board members are eager and passionate about serving the youth and breaking the cycle of generational poverty in our communities. We're here, and we're ready to change the game, one student at a time." ...

Junior Achievement Partners with City of Salisbury Summer Youth Program

 Thursday, 20 Aug 2020

Over the summer, 12 local highschool students, ages 16 through 18, assisted the City of Salisbury with upkeep and maintenance of Doverdale and Lake Street Parks, both located in Salisbury. At the conclusion of the program, students were presented with paychecks, letters of recommendation, and financial resources provided by JAES....

Get Ready for School, Stay Ready for Success with Junior Achievement

 Monday, 17 Aug 2020

JAES has released their first ever JA Mind Challenge activity workbooks. Each workbook is full of 20+ pages of full-color activities that encourage students to get excited about building wealth, getting jobs, and building business. The Mind Challenge workbooks are available for grades PK-12, and are able to be downloaded for free on Junior Achievement's website....

Junior Achievement Raises Over $28,000 for Students on the Shore

 Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020

With the money raised at the tournament, 572 students on the Eastern Shore will be able to receive JA's real-life, relevant, hands-on programming for free. "We are currently serving 22% of the student population here on the shore," JAES President, Jayme Hayes, said. "While we are super excited about our progress, 78% of students on the shore are still without JA's programming....

Junior Achievement Inspires 10,000 Students During 2019-2020 School Year

 Wednesday, 01 Jul 2020

When asked what inspired him the most about the JA Inspire experience, a Stephen Decatur Middle School student responded, "It wasn't really just one single thing. It was everything. Seeing all these different products and designs that have come out of these people doing their jobs just really inspired me to be successful in life so that I can do the things that they are doing."...

Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore to Host 34th Annual Golf Tournament

 Wednesday, 17 Jun 2020

With Governor Larry Hogan's announcement allowing Maryland golf courses to reopen on May 7, 2020, the JA staff took immediate action to ensure the safety of all golfers, staff, and volunteers as they moved forward with planning for the event. "We were confident that our community would be excited to enjoy some fresh air and each others' company, but we wanted to make sure we were doing it safely", said Jayme Hayes, JAES President....

Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore Provides Distance Learning Materials During COVID-19 Crisis

 Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020

Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JAES) is offering distance learning resources to educators in Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset counties....

COVID-19 Statement

 Tuesday, 17 Mar 2020

At Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, the health and well-being of our staff and supporters is of paramount importance during this time of uncertainty....

Survey Finds Teens and Young Adults Continue Putting off Career Decisions as They Progress from High School to College (COPY_1587070930146)

 Tuesday, 17 Mar 2020

Research from Junior Achievement USA and The Hartford shows students struggle with career choices well into their college career...

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