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JA Teens & Holiday Spending Reveals More than a Third of Teens Plan to Hit the Malls this Holiday Shopping Season

 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

 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...

Trade School: A College Alternative in 2019

 By Hannah Henry
Corporate Responsibility

A survey conducted by Gallup and Strada Education Network revealed that 36% of those who attended college regret their choice of major. Of those who pursued or completed a bachelor’s degree, findings uncovered that 40% would pick a different field of study. That’s roughly $25,000 a year, for a student who is in-state attending a four-year university, to decide that their degree was not the best...

The JA Guide to Having an Emergency Savings Fund

 By Hannah Henry
Financial Literacy

As the talented Lindsey Vonn once said, "It's amazing. Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it." With these changes, it's essential to consider how it will impact your financial stability. The top life changes that cause the most financial strain? Starting a family, divorce, and taking care of a loved one. Yet, there are more frequent changes in life that cause stress such...

Back-to-School Tips for Kids and Parents 2019

 By Hannah Henry
Community Involvement

Do you remember counting down the weeks left of summer before the early mornings and staying up late with homework? The majority of students dread going back to school because it's hard to switch their minds from 'fun in the sun' to 'back in the classroom'. Whether your student is starting back at a new school or is just moving into a new classroom, these tips are sure to make their (and your)...

Top Soft Skills in the 21st Century Workplace

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

City & Guilds CEO, Chris Jones, once said, “Unfortunately, some people believe that soft skills aren’t that important. However, almost every employer I’ve ever talked to about this disagrees. In a world where job roles are changing rapidly, soft skills will be one of the few constants…” When you think about all of the new colleagues you have met over the years, the teams you’ve worked on, and the...

Teens & College Savings 2019

 By Hannah Henry
Financial Literacy

A new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) conducted by the research group Engine shows that more than two-thirds (69%) of teens between the ages of 13 and 17 support the idea of "debt-free college." However, that support drops to a third (33%) if it's paid for with higher taxes. The survey of 1,004 teens was conducted from April 16 to 21,...

High School Milestones for Financial Success

 By Hannah Henry
Financial Literacy

It seems that most adult steps we take happen when we are in high school. We learn to drive, plan for our upcoming future, and take the long leaps and bounds that come with gaining independence. The classes and life lessons learned all seem to come together in this life stage.

But, are teens really prepared for all that life has to offer after walking off the stage with their high school...

Buying Local in a Buzzing Economy

 By Hannah Henry
Community Involvement

How many times have you heard “Buy Local” or “Support Local Businesses”? Probably hundreds of times. So why this “local” push? What does it do for you or your community? With summer here, the concept of buying locally will only increase, specifically about your local farmers' markets. While providing you with delicious produce, farmers markets potentially have a more significant impact on the...

National Student Leadership Summit 2019

 By Hannah Henry
Community Involvement

In June of 2019, 15 of Junior Achievement’s top student companies came to the Nation’s Capital to compete in the 2019 Junior Achievement National Student...



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