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Jun 25, 2014, 11:00 ET

ManpowerGroup CEO Jonas Prising Receives Junior Achievement's Albert E. Suter Award For Exceptional Leadership

 Junior Achievement USA has honored Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup CEO, with the Albert E. Suter Award for Exceptional Leadership. The award was...

Jun 19, 2014, 10:17 ET

Teen Entrepreneurs Of Ruff it Up Named "JA Company of the Year" At 2014 Junior Achievement National Student Leadership Summit

 On Wednesday, June 18, at Washington, D.C.'s Ronald Reagan International Center, the teen entrepreneurs of Ruff it Up representing Junior...

Apr 09, 2014, 08:00 ET
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New Survey Reveals Gender Gap Among Teens Planning To Attend College

 Junior Achievement USA® (JA) and The Allstate Foundation's 2014 Teens & Personal Finance Survey reveals a gender gap among teenagers'...

Mar 05, 2014, 10:00 ET

Junior Achievement Recognizes 39 Organizations With U.S. President's Volunteer Service Awards

At its quarterly Board of Directors meeting held earlier today, Junior Achievement USA® announced that 39 organizations will receive 2012-2013...

Feb 10, 2014, 16:51 ET
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Spectra Energy Sponsors JA Job Shadow At Houston Rockets

On Wednesday, February 12th , more than 500 high school students from 20 different schools will have the opportunity to experience sports...

Jan 28, 2014, 15:54 ET
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JA Inspire To Bring Thousands of Students Together With Houston Businesses

8,000 eighth graders to attend interactive job awareness fair Junior Achievement of Southeast Houston (JASET) will host a job awareness fair...

Jan 03, 2014, 15:12 ET
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Junior Achievement Helps Prepare Houston Students for the World of Work with Support from Microsoft

Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas high school students from Westchester Academy of International Studies in Spring Branch ISD participating in...

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 30, 2013, 08:15 ET
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Nonprofit Mixes Entertainment and Education as a Tool for Economic Development

Economic success is a topic absent in many American households. Parents struggle to make ends meet as children wonder about their own financial...

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...