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 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

"What is your future plan?". This is every high schoolers' (and college students') nightmare. At this point in their life, they know what makes them happy, what subjects in school they do well in, and want to have a successful future. A 17 or 18-year-old high school student is expected to have most of their future planned out despite experiencing adult life firsthand. Typically, this is where the...

Survey Finds 2020 High School Graduates Delayed College Plans, Concerned about Financial Security

 By Ashley Charest
Work Readiness

COVID-19 has significantly impacted how teens are thinking about their financial futures, prompting 25 percent of 2020 high school graduates to delay their college plans in the face of reduced financial support from parents and guardians because of the pandemic, according to a new survey from Junior Achievement (JA) and Citizens. The findings, which indicate broad-based concern among teens...

Virtual Career Fair Hosts Live Day for Adults

 By Ashley Charest
Work Readiness

The Junior Achievement of Kansas Virtual Career Fair, which opened on March 1, will hold a live day on Thursday, March 4, for one of our target audiences: adults in the workplace and soon-to-be college graduates. The Fair will help employers find qualified and interested job seekers while also helping those in the community who want to stay and work in NE Kansas. The 90-day fair will run through...

Don Sherman :: Wichita Business Hall of Fame Laureate 2021

 By Ashley Charest
Community Involvement

Don Sherman will be inducted into the Wichita Business Hall of Fame as a 2021...

CR Hall :: Wichita Business Hall of Fame Laureates 2021

 By Ashley Charest
Community Involvement

CR Hall will be inducted into the Wichita Business Hall of Fame as a 2021...

Scott Redler :: Wichita Business Hall of Fame Laureate 2021

 By Ashley Charest
Community Involvement

Scott Redler will be inducted into the Wichita Business Hall of Fame as a 2021...

Gene & Yolanda Camarena :: Wichita Business Hall of Fame Laureate 2021

 By Ashley Charest
Community Involvement

Gene and Yolanda Camarena will be inducted into the Wichita Business Hall of Fame as 2021...

Virtual Career Fair Unveiled for NE Kansas Employers

 By Ashley Charest
Work Readiness

Junior Achievement of Kansas has unveiled its Virtual Career Fair which is targeted to help employers, job seekers and students searching for a career path. The 90-day fair will open on March 1 and run through May 29, and is supported by the Greater Topeka Partnership, Capitol Federal and...

Holiday Spending Survey: Despite COVID Restrictions, Two-Thirds of Teens Expect to Do Holiday Shopping “In-Store”

 By Ashley Charest
Financial Literacy

Despite social distancing guidance in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) shows that two-thirds of teens (68%) expect to do some of their holiday shopping “in-store,” at malls, discount stores, electronics stores, and at small businesses. Nearly as many (65%) expect to do some of their holiday shopping online. The survey of 1,003 teens between the ages of 13...

Murder Mystery Sets Spooky Tone for Lawrence Virtual Fundraiser

 By Debbie Harman
Community Involvement

Murder Mystery virtual fundraiser for the Lawrence area of Junior Achievement of Kansas sets fun yet challenging...



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