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Apr 23, 2012, 08:05 ET
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Marc Vandermeer "Voice of the Texans" Honored by Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas

Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas announced that Marc Vandermeer has been chosen from 171,000 U.S. volunteers to be awarded one of the...

Apr 11, 2012, 05:00 ET

New National Survey Shows Nearly Forty Percent Drop in Teen Confidence About Their Financial Futures

 A new study from Junior Achievement USA and The Allstate Foundation revealed that only 56 percent of teens 14-18 years old think they will be...

Mar 28, 2012, 11:20 ET
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Junior Achievement and AT&T Job Shadow Partnership Reaches 100,000 Students

 Today Junior Achievement USA® (JA) is celebrating the success of its partnership with AT&T and the dedication of their employees...

Mar 14, 2012, 08:00 ET

Junior Achievement Recognizes 20 Corporate Partners With U.S. President's Volunteer Service Awards

 At its quarterly Board of Directors meeting held earlier today, Junior Achievement USA® presented 2010-2011 U.S. President's Volunteer...

Mar 13, 2012, 08:05 ET
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New National Poll: Teens Not Very Confident About Their Dream Jobs

According to a new national survey of teens, less than half (43 percent) are "very confident" they will someday have their dream job. The 2012...

Mar 07, 2012, 08:00 ET

New National Poll: Majority of Teens Would Consider Giving Up Dream Job for Higher Salary

 According to a new national survey of teens, less than half (43 percent) are "very confident" they will someday have their dream job, and a...

Mar 02, 2012, 16:48 ET

Junior Achievement to Launch New Diversity in Action Program for Canadian Youth

New program to build upon commitment to prepare youth for the work place TORONTO, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Junior Achievement of Canada is...

Mar 02, 2012, 07:50 ET
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Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas Presents the 2012 JA Hall of Achievement Gala

Laureate inductees include local leaders Earl Hesterberg, Lynne Liberato, and James Mulva  Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas will...

Feb 21, 2012, 07:50 ET
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Spectra Energy Sponsors JA Job Shadow at Houston Rockets

Junior Achievement program helps students learn about the world of work On Tuesday, February 28, more than 500 high school students from...

Jan 31, 2012, 09:35 ET

United Way and Junior Achievement Engage Kids and Companies for Career-Readiness

 Nearly 500 Detroit area students will see their "shadows" on Groundhog Day, Thursday, February 2nd.  That is to say -- they will...

Nov 14, 2011, 09:43 ET

Capital One and Junior Achievement Help Local Students Learn Financial Literacy Skills

Capital One/Junior Achievement Finance Park Learning Environment Emphasizes Practical Money Skills for Life; Program Has Served 100,000 Students...

Oct 05, 2011, 08:00 ET

Win a Trip to Walt Disney World® Resort

Junior Achievement USA™ is offering high school students the opportunity to win a three-day adventure for four people to Walt Disney...

Sep 20, 2011, 12:09 ET

Motivated but Unsure: Teens Interested in Entrepreneurship, but Worried About the Economy

In a national survey, released today by Junior Achievement USA™ (JA) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's National Chamber Foundation (NCF),...

Aug 31, 2011, 08:05 ET
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Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas Receives Contribution to Support JA's What a Difference a Day Makes Initiative

State Farm® Youth Advisory Board grants $100,000 The State Farm Youth Advisory Board announced that Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas...

Aug 23, 2011, 07:45 ET
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Survey Suggests Time Teens Spend Playing Video and Online Games Can Be Used to Teach Important Life Lessons

Playing video or online games are high on the activity list of many teens. According to a new survey from Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:...

Aug 09, 2011, 10:33 ET

Survey Suggests Time Teens Spend Playing Video and Online Games Can Be Used to Teach Important Life Lessons

School is out for the summer and for many teens playing video or online games is high on their activity list. According to a new survey from...

Aug 01, 2011, 12:22 ET
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Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas Names Celia Klein President and CEO

Junior Achievement of the Central Carolinas (JACC) today announced that Celia A. Klein has been named President and CEO of the organization,...

Jun 23, 2011, 07:15 ET
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Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas Receives Houston Endowment Grant to Support Its JA Capstone Programs

$130,000 grant will give Houston area students hands-on learning experiences Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas announced today that it has...

Jun 17, 2011, 08:05 ET
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Houston Teen Entrepreneurs to Compete for North American Junior Achievement Company of the Year Title

Houston students to meet with Congressional Members and Staff at Washington, D.C. event Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas is sending a team...

Jun 09, 2011, 09:00 ET
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It's Time to Play Golf for a Cause!

It's time to get out your golf gear and join Junior Achievement of New York at Westchester Country Club, Rye, NY on Monday, June 20 to have a...