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Skills for a New Startup Era
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Entrepreneurship

“The Great Resignation” is fueling the boom in small business as more Americans leave their jobs and careers and strike out on their own. The next generation also feels this sentiment, with research by Junior Achievement and The Hartford showing that 60 percent of teens would prefer to start a business over having a traditional...

Lawrence Business Hall of Fame Laureates 2023

Lawrence Business Hall of Fame Tribute Dinner Announcement

 By Ashley Charest

Entrepreneurship

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Wichita Business Hall of Fame Class of 2023 Laureates

Wichita Business Hall of Fame Class of 2023 Laureates Announced

 By Ashley Charest

Entrepreneurship

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Why JA? And Why Now? A Response to a Changing Work and Career Landscape
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 By Ed Grocholski

Work Readiness

Junior Achievement’s proven programs are shown to inspire and prepare young people for success. Our approach is demonstrated to give students the tools they need to increase their chances of achieving their potential in work, career, and...

2023 Topeka Business Hall of Fame Laureates

2023 Topeka Business Hall of Fame Laureates Announced

 By Ashley Charest

Entrepreneurship

The 2023 Topeka Business Hall of Fame laureates were announced at a brunch on Tuesday, September 13. Four business leaders will join the Topeka Business Hall of Fame in March 2023. The 2023 laureates are Dan Foltz, KBS Constructors, Inc.; Marsha Sheahan, Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce; DL Smith, DL Smith Electrical Construction; and Keith Warta, Bartlett &...

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2022 Junior Achievement and Fannie Mae Youth Homeownership Survey
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 By Ed Grocholski

Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement USA and Fannie Mae collaborated on a survey to better understand teens' perspectives on homeownership, specifically the desirability of owning a home one day. The survey also explored teens’ understanding of mortgages and credit scores, as well as the value they place on having financial literacy education programs in high school that cover these and other concepts related to...

Fast Company Best Workplaces

JA WORLDWIDE Ranks in the Top 100 - and the #1 Nonprofit - on Fast Company's Annual List of the 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators in the World

 By Ashley Charest

Corporate Responsibility

Fast Company today announced its fourth annual Best Workplaces for Innovators list, honoring organizations and businesses that demonstrate a steadfast commitment to encouraging innovation at all levels. JA Worldwide enters the top-100 list for the first time, earning the #1 spot for...

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2022 Back-to-School Survey: One-Third of Teens Say Rising Cost of School Supplies a Concern
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 By Kelsey Matzinger

Financial Literacy

According to a new survey by Junior Achievement USA, a third of teens (33%) say that their parents or guardians are concerned about the cost of back-to-school supplies this...

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Back-to-School Survey: One-Third of Teens Say Rising Cost of School Supplies a Concern

 By Ashley Charest

Community Involvement

A new survey by Junior Achievement USA shows that a third of teens (33%) say that their parents or guardians are concerned about the cost of back-to-school supplies this year. A higher percentage of teens (37%) express concern they will not be able to get every item they need for back-to-school, and nearly as many (34%) say they have depended on teachers, community donations, and other sources to...

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JA National Student Leadership Summit 2022
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Entrepreneurship

In June of 2022, 15 of Junior Achievement’s top student companies came to the Nation’s Capital to compete in the 2022 Junior Achievement National Student...



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