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Nov 19, 2013, 10:00 ET

Nation's Largest Peer-to-Peer Entrepreneurship Education Effort Launched to Help America's High School Students

Junior Achievement USA (JA) and the YEC Foundation announced today the launch of the largest peer-to-peer entrepreneurship effort in the nation to...

Nov 01, 2013, 08:32 ET

Youth Financial Literacy is the key to lifelong financial success

- Over 30,000 Canadian students to participate in Junior Achievement's financial literacy programs during Financial Literacy Month - TORONTO,...

Oct 15, 2013, 17:16 ET
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5th Annual Young Women's Leadership Conference

Young Women Strategize for Success with the help of Junior Achievement, PwC US and Halliburton On Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 65 female...

Oct 07, 2013, 10:00 ET
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Junior Achievement And T. Rowe Price Foundation Launch New Web Portal To Boost Kids' Money Confidence

 Junior Achievement and T. Rowe Price have partnered to develop a new web portal, available at moneyconfidentkids.com/ja, designed to serve as...

Sep 25, 2013, 10:00 ET
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PwC and Junior Achievement App Helps Teens Make More Informed Financial Plans to Support Their Chosen Career Path

 PwC US and Junior Achievement USA® (JA) today announced the launch of JA Build Your Future, an app designed to assist with financial...

Sep 04, 2013, 10:00 ET
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New Survey Shows Teens Losing Interest In STEM Careers While U.S. Projects Significant Growth In Field

Released today, Junior Achievement USA® (JA) and the ING U.S. Foundation's 2013 Teens & Careers survey reveals a substantial...

Aug 20, 2013, 10:00 ET

Junior Achievement Launches New High School Work-readiness Program To Help Close Workforce Skills Gap

 Junior Achievement USA® today launched a new high school program, JA Career Success™, to help close the workforce skills gap. The...

Jul 25, 2013, 11:43 ET
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Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas Wins International Award for Innovation

MetLife Foundation provides grants to support scalable, innovative programs around the globe.  Junior Achievement (JA) of Southeast Texas...

May 22, 2013, 16:54 ET
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SURVEY: 86% of Houston Teens Plan to Work this Summer-47 Percent are very Confident They will Find Jobs Despite NATIONAL DOUBLE-Digit Teen Unemployment RATE

Junior Achievement USA's 2013 Teens and Summer Jobs survey reveals a teen population confident in its ability to find summer work, despite a...

Mar 28, 2013, 15:29 ET
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Spectra Energy Sponsors JA Job Shadow At Houston Rockets

Junior Achievement program helps students learn about the business of professional sports  Yesterday, March 27, the Houston Rockets...

Mar 27, 2013, 10:05 ET
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Percentage Of Teens Who Think They Will Be Financially Dependent On Parents Until Age 25-27 More Than Doubles, New Survey Finds

Junior Achievement USA® and The Allstate Foundation survey indicates teens are more optimistic about financial futures, yet concerned about...

Mar 06, 2013, 08:00 ET

Junior Achievement Recognizes 33 Organizations With U.S. President's Volunteer Service Awards

At its quarterly Board of Directors meeting held earlier today in New York City, Junior Achievement USA® presented 2011-2012 U.S. President's...

Feb 12, 2013, 08:00 ET

Gift from MassMutual to Facilitate Junior Achievement Programs Across the Nation

Junior Achievement USA® (JA) today announced a $121,500 gift from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) that will help...

Jan 23, 2013, 08:10 ET
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Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas (Houston) Wins the 2012 Peak Performance Team Award

Excellence, productivity and teamwork pay off in more students helped by Junior Achievement's economic education programs.  Junior...

Jan 18, 2013, 08:10 ET
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Junior Achievement and Microsoft Help Prepare Houston-area Students for the World of Work

Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas and Microsoft today announced a new collaboration as part of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative to help...

Jan 08, 2013, 08:00 ET

Accenture Grants Junior Achievement US$1.1M To Support Work Readiness Program For High School Students Across the U.S.

 Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Junior Achievement USA (JA) today announced Accenture has awarded Junior Achievement with a grant of US$1.1 million...

Dec 06, 2012, 08:10 ET
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Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas Receives $5,000 Grant from TDAmeritrade to Provide Hands-On Learning Initiatives for Houston Youth

Junior Achievement (JA) of Southeast Texas announced that it has received a $5,000 grant from TDAmeritrade to provide economic empowerment...

Nov 28, 2012, 08:10 ET
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Give Your Teen the Gift of Smart Money Management this Holiday Season

Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas announces 2012 holiday spending recommendations to prepare teens for success in college and the...

Nov 01, 2012, 11:52 ET
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New Junior Achievement Survey Finds Jobs, Economy and Education Top Concerns of Teens in 2012 Election

According to a new national survey of teens, adults are not the only ones worried about jobs, the economy and education during this presidential...

Nov 01, 2012, 10:00 ET

Junior Achievement USA And Teach For America Announce National Partnership To Share Expertise, Expand Educational Opportunity For Students

Junior Achievement USA® (JA) and Teach For America today announced a new national partnership. The collaboration will tap into the expertise...