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Nov 12, 2014, 08:00 ET Nearly One-in-Four Millennials Believe their College Loans Will Be Forgiven, According to Research from JA and PwC

 "Millennials & College Planning," a new report from Junior Achievement USA® (JA) and PwC US, prepared by New York-based research firm...


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...


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...


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 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,...


May 31, 2011, 00:01 ET Economics Crash Course: Teens Learn College Education Doesn't Come Cheap

A new study from Junior Achievement and The Allstate Foundation reveals that teens are feeling the fallout from the recession in a number of ways....


Apr 05, 2011, 00:01 ET New Poll Shows Managing Money is Today's "Birds and Bees" Talk

A new study from Junior Achievement and The Allstate Foundation shows that 81 percent of teens say the recession has motivated them to learn more...


Oct 06, 2010, 05:20 ET In Battle of the Tech Titans, Steve Jobs Most Admired Entrepreneur for Teens, Leaving Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg in the Dust

When asked which entrepreneur teens admire most, Steve Jobs reigns supreme in the 2010 Junior Achievement Teens and Entrepreneurship survey...


Aug 09, 2010, 08:00 ET Ten Junior Achievement Operations Win International Awards for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

At Junior Achievement USA's (JA's) recent National Leadership Conference, 10 JA operations were each presented with a 2010 MetLife Foundation...


Apr 13, 2010, 08:00 ET College-Bound Teens Face Budget Squeeze; Many Alter Education Plans

As incoming college freshmen prepare to turn in their acceptance letters on May 1, many families are scrambling to figure out how to fund their...


Mar 22, 2010, 08:00 ET Poll: Many Teens Don't Budget, Aren't Interested in Learning How to Manage Money, or Think Budgeting Is Only for Adults

As economists, elected officials and the American public ponder how to strengthen the U.S. economy by rebalancing the nation's spending and...


Mar 08, 2010, 05:20 ET Teen Careers Poll: Boys Motivated by Higher Salary While More Girls Are Self-Motivated

As the number of women surpasses men in the workforce, a recent Junior Achievement (JA)-ING poll found striking differences in the opinions of...


Feb 01, 2010, 08:00 ET New Teen Career Exploration Tools Are Just a Mouse-Click Away

Junior Achievement, DeVry University, and Career Corner Digital have partnered to create a highly engaging career exploration resource for...


Jan 26, 2010, 08:00 ET New National Poll: Teens Value 'Doing Good' More Than Making Money

Teens entering the workforce today face one of the worst recessions in decades but remain optimistic about their future careers. In fact, 90...


Oct 13, 2009, 05:20 ET Teens Admire Steve Jobs Most Among Celebrity Entrepreneurs

More than ever, being a celebrity means being a brand. The fabulous and famous increasingly are entrepreneurs, marketing products to...


Jun 10, 2009, 09:00 ET Report: An 'Entrepreneurial Workforce' Critical to America's Future Success in the Global Economy

Poll from Junior Achievement and Gallup Shows Overwhelming Majority of Employers and Employees Support Concept A new report from the Junior...


Oct 19, 2006, 01:00 ET Junior Achievement and Rock Financial Open Michigan's First 'Finance Park' in Downtown Detroit Today

DETROIT, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan (JA) will officially open its Rock Financial JA Finance Park...


Sep 20, 2005, 01:00 ET New Poll Shows That American Teens Have an Increasingly Strong Ethical Compass - But Many Lack the Courage of Their Convictions

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- An encouraging shift in teens' attitudes on ethics has emerged in a new poll released by JA...


Jun 09, 2005, 01:00 ET Junior Achievement Awards Outstanding Teachers

SALINE, Mich., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Junior Achievement Worldwide recently announced its annual Teacher of the Year awards and one local...


Sep 18, 2003, 01:00 ET In Today's Economy, More Teens Believe Owning Your Own Business Provides Greater Job Security Than Working for Someone Else

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- More teens (41 percent) believe "owning your own business" provides greater job security than...


Jul 17, 2003, 01:00 ET Lansing Resident Takes Junior Achievement Economic Education To Montenegro

LANSING, Mich., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Lansing resident Susan Stuart was one of six Americans selected to represent Junior Achievement Inc. (JA)...


May 21, 2003, 01:00 ET Fewer Teens Expecting to Work This Summer, According To New Junior Achievement Summer Jobs Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighty one percent of teens plan to work this summer, down from 85 percent in 2002 and 86 percent...


May 12, 2003, 01:00 ET Accountants Team Up With Detroit Lions for Financial Literacy During MACPA - Junior Achievement Blitz

DETROIT, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial literacy for middle-school students is in the Detroit Lions playbook today, as Lions guard Kerlin...


May 07, 2003, 01:00 ET Junior Achievement Launches Online Business Simulator for Students

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- CEOs of the future will get an early start making key business decisions through JA Titan, an...


Apr 29, 2003, 01:00 ET Junior Achievement Honors Outstanding Business Leaders

DETROIT, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan (JA) announced the addition of Daniel Gilbert, William Odom and...