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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
Entrepreneurship

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

JA Teens Survey: The Financial Impact of...

Two-thirds of America’s Teens are Concerned About the Financial Impact of COVID-19 April 2020

 By Ashley Charest
Financial Literacy

The financial impact and pressure brought by COVID-19 are weighing heavily on American teenagers, with more than two-thirds of teens (69%) saying they are either somewhat or very concerned about the impact of the pandemic on their families and day-to-day lives, according to a new survey by Junior Achievement USA (JA) and Citizens...

Making Sense: Work in the Time of COVID-19
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

A Guide to How COVID-19 Is Affecting Work and What Comes...

Making Sense: The Impact of COVID-19 on Business and Innovation
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Entrepreneurship

A Guide to How Entrepreneurs and Businesses Are Responding to...

Making Sense: Understanding the Financial Impact of COVID-19
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Community Involvement

A Guide to How COVID-19 is Affecting People and the Economy and What It All...

JA Teens & Holiday Spending Reveals More than a Third of Teens Plan to Hit the Malls this Holiday Shopping Season
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 By Hannah Henry
Financial Literacy

With the holiday season quickly approaching, there is bound to be stress-aplenty. Yet, this season also provides an opportunity for learning and growth for adults and...

Shining a Spotlight on American Business Women's Day
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 By Hannah Henry
Entrepreneurship

September 22 is American Business Women’s Day, a day to honor and reflect on the accomplishments, successes, and contributions of American women and female business owners in the workforce. The day was first celebrated in 1949 by the American Business Women’s Association and officially recognized by Congress in the early...



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