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Be A Game Changer
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 By Kelsey Matzinger

Community Involvement

Volunteers are the game-changer! They are the player that ignites those around them to do better and be better. They are the player that changes the “on court” or “on field” energy that’s a spark plug and leads the team to victory. They are the ones that young people...

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The JA EFFECT – Widening Horizons
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 By Kelsey Matzinger

Work Readiness

When she was a child, Socheth McCutcheon’s family escaped Cambodia, which was under the control of the Khmer Rouge, in search of a better life in the United States. Socheth’s family settled in Revere, Massachusetts, near Boston. Socheth now serves as a volunteer for Junior Achievement in New Jersey. She feels it is important to “pay it forward” by being a role model for young people, especially...

Teens Notice Prices are Higher Than Before

71% of Teens Concerned About Inflation This Holiday Shopping Season

 By Ashley Charest

Financial Literacy

A new survey of teens conducted for Junior Achievement by the research firm Big Village shows that most teens (71%) are concerned with how inflation will impact this holiday shopping season. The results are part of the JA Teens & Holiday Spending survey, which assesses teen consumer attitudes associated with the holiday shopping season. The survey of 1,005 13- to 17-year-olds was conducted by Big...

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Why JA? And Why Now? Financial Literacy as a Foundation for a Better Life
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 By Ed Grocholski

Financial Literacy

At Junior Achievement, we view financial literacy as “the other literacy.” Just like reading or writing, we all deal with money on a near daily basis. Junior Achievement employs a pathways approach to teaching financial literacy to young people. By “pathways,” we mean that JA programs are designed to engage students on the subject over multiple grades, from their first days in kindergarten,...

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
Blog from JA USA

 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 &...

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...

A student holding a backpack with school supplies in it.

2022 Back-to-School Survey: One-Third of Teens Say Rising Cost of School Supplies a Concern
Blog from JA USA

 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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