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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...

6th Annual Edition of Kansas College and Career Guide Released

 By Ashley Charest
Work Readiness

Junior Achievement of Kansas has released its 6th Annual Edition of the Kansas College and Career Guide. The Guide is a tool that assists students, teachers, counselors, parents and others by directing students toward information on future careers. It provides lists of fields of study and where students can take these programs at postsecondary education institutions in...

Wichita Business Hall of Fame 2021 Laureates Announced at Luncheon

 By Marci Werne
Corporate Responsibility

The laureates for induction into the 2021 Junior Achievement of Kansas Wichita Business Hall of Fame were announced...


 By Ashley Charest
Community Involvement

The third annual JA Golf Classic, presented by Capitol Federal, was held Monday, July 20 at the Wichita Country Club. Over 60 golfers came out for the second largest annual fundraiser for the Wichita district of Junior Achievement of Kansas. The event raised $30,000 for the Wichita...

Class of 2020 Survey: Half of Graduating Seniors Change Plans for After High School Due to COVID-19

 By Ashley Charest
Work Readiness

Roughly half (49%) of Class of 2020 graduating seniors say their plans for after high school have changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) and the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF). Of those whose plans have changed, more than a third (36%) say they will now work, nearly as many (32%) expect to delay their start date for college, and...

Survey: The "New Normal" Hasn't Dampened Teens' Interest in Becoming Entrepreneurs

 By Ashley Charest

A new survey for Junior Achievement (JA) by research firm ENGINE Insights shows that teens remain open to becoming an entrepreneur and starting a business despite the impact of COVID-19 on U.S. small businesses. Two-thirds (66%) of teens between the ages of 13 and 17 said they were "likely" to consider starting a business or becoming an entrepreneur as an adult. A similar survey conducted in 2017...

2020 Lawrence Business Hall of Fame Laureate Announcement

 By Debbie Harman
Community Involvement

Announcement of the 2020 Lawrence Business Hall of Fame...

JA Teens Survey: The Financial Impact of COVID-19
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 By Hannah Henry
Financial Literacy

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