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Feb 01, 2018, 11:06 ET Junior Achievement Honors 57 Organizations With U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award

Junior Achievement USA® (JA) announced today that it will honor 57 organizations with the 2016-2017 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Awards. The...


Jan 03, 2018, 10:02 ET Junior Achievement Looking to Re-Connect with Former Students

January is JA Alumni Month! During the month, Junior Achievement is getting the word out to its alumni that the youth education nonprofit seeks to...


Nov 30, 2017, 10:03 ET The Hartford and Junior Achievement USA Team up for JA MyBiz Builder to Teach Entrepreneurial Concepts to Teens

The Hartford and Junior Achievement USA (JA) today announced the launch of JA MyBiz Builder, a fun and engaging online experience that lets teens...


Nov 16, 2017, 14:58 ET Survey: Are Teens Going "Bricks and Mortar" this Holiday Season?

A new survey from Junior Achievement USA (JA) shows that a majority of teens (54%) plan to do much of their shopping at brick-and-mortar discount...


Nov 01, 2017, 10:03 ET Survey: Parents Extremely Supportive of Their Teens' Entrepreneurial Dreams, but Most Teens Don't Have Them

New research conducted by ORC International on behalf of Junior Achievement (JA) and EY shows that nearly nine-in-ten parents (88%) would be...


Oct 24, 2017, 14:22 ET Junior Achievement Recipient of $175,000 Grant from People's United Community Foundation

Today, People's United Community Foundation, the charitable arm of People's United Bank, N.A., announced it has awarded a $175,000 grant to Junior...


Aug 29, 2017, 09:43 ET Labor Day Blues: Three-in-Four Parents and Teens Concerned Global Competition and Automation will Make it Difficult for Next Generation to Have a Successful Job/Career

A new survey from Junior Achievement USA (JA) shows that 77 percent of parents are "concerned" about their children's ability to have a successful...


Aug 09, 2017, 09:24 ET 78 Percent of Parents Plan to Buy Back-To-School Supplies at Brick-and-Mortar Stores; Only 8 Percent will Shop Online

A new survey from Junior Achievement USA (JA) shows that 78 percent of parents plan to buy their children's back-to-school supplies at traditional...


Jun 29, 2017, 16:09 ET Junior Achievement Teen Entrepreneurs Of Alpha Necessities From Fort Lauderdale Win "JA Company Of The Year"

On Wednesday, June 21, in Washington, D.C., the teen entrepreneurs of Alpha Necessities representing JA of South Florida (Fort Lauderdale Area)...


Jun 29, 2017, 10:00 ET Junior Achievement USA Launches "Empower the Future" Campaign to Ask Volunteers to Inspire Kids to Succeed

Junior Achievement USA® (JA) today announced the launch of its JA Empower the Future PSA campaign. The goal of this campaign is to connect...


Jun 01, 2017, 10:01 ET New Research Reveals The Differences Between Boys' And Girls' Career And College Plans And An Ongoing Need To Engage Girls In STEM

New research conducted on behalf of Junior Achievement and EY shows that a surprising 91 percent of teenage boys and girls ages 13-17 know what...


May 16, 2017, 12:03 ET The Generation Gap On Auto Ownership Is As Wide As A Highway: 76 Percent Of Teens Say They're Ready For A Car, 85 Percent Of Parents Disagree

While 76 percent of teens ages 15-17 are confident they fully understand the financial responsibilities of owning a car, 85 percent of parents with...


Apr 17, 2017, 09:07 ET New Junior Achievement-Jackson Research Reveals That Today's Children Have A Lot To Learn About Money

A new survey by Wakefield Research for Junior Achievement and the Jackson Charitable Foundation reveals that when it comes to money, kids as old as...


Jan 10, 2017, 10:03 ET Junior Achievement USA And Robert Half Launch Online Resume Center To Help Students Prepare For That First Job

Junior Achievement USA® (JA) and Robert Half announced today the launch of the enhanced My Resume section of JA My Way (JAMyWay.org), JA's online...


Feb 24, 2016, 10:00 ET New Online Resource Helps Educators Discuss Pros and Cons of Student Loans

 Junior Achievement USA® is unveiling a brand new online resource that allows teachers, school counselors, and parents to help high school...


Jan 28, 2016, 11:16 ET New Online Resource Helps Educators Discuss Pros and Cons of Student Loans

 Junior Achievement USA® is unveiling a brand new online resource that allows teachers, school counselors, and parents to help high school...


Nov 18, 2015, 11:11 ET Junior Achievement And PMI Educational Foundation Pilot New Online Project Management Training Module For Teens

Junior Achievement USA (JA), the leading youth education nonprofit teaching K-12 students real-world financial literacy, entrepreneurship and...


Oct 13, 2015, 10:00 ET Junior Achievement and American Honda Finance Corporation Launch Website to Educate Youth on Auto Finance and Vehicle Ownership

 A new national survey finding that teen drivers lack basic knowledge of automobile finance and total vehicle ownership costs has sparked...


Sep 29, 2015, 10:00 ET CrossKnowledge Partners with Junior Achievement USA to Support Future Entrepreneurs

 Junior Achievement USA® and CrossKnowledge—the distance learning brand of John Wiley and Sons, Inc.—today announced...


Oct 15, 2014, 10:14 ET Junior Achievement USA® Releases Education Summit Findings On Preparing Youth For The Workforce

Junior Achievement USA®, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young people to own their economic success, has just...


Sep 16, 2014, 10:00 ET Junior Achievement Partners With Taco Bell Foundation For Teens To Prepare Teens Across U.S. For Graduation And Workforce

 Junior Achievement USA® and Taco Bell® Foundation for Teens™ today announced a new partnership designed to arm high school...


Sep 03, 2014, 10:00 ET New "JA Company Program" Gives Teens 21st Century Entrepreneurial Experience

 Junior Achievement USA®, in partnership with The Hartford, today unveils its reimagined JA Company Program®, to provide aspiring...


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...


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...


Oct 07, 2013, 10:00 ET 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...