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2022 Junior Achievement and Fannie Mae Youth Homeownership Survey
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 By Ed Grocholski

Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement USA and Fannie Mae collaborated on a survey to better understand teens' perspectives on homeownership, specifically the desirability of owning a home one day. The survey also explored teens’ understanding of mortgages and credit scores, as well as the value they place on having financial literacy education programs in high school that cover these and other concepts related to...

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

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Entrepreneurship

In June of 2022, 15 of Junior Achievement’s top student companies came to the Nation’s Capital to compete in the 2022 Junior Achievement National Student...

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JA Worldwide Is Top Ten NGO/SGO for Fourth Consecutive Year

 By JA USA

Corporate Responsibility

Geneva-based NGO Advisor—which recently rebranded as thedotgood—has just announced that JA Worldwide remains among the ten most impactful social-good organizations in the...

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JA Mind Matters: Starting a Conversation about Youth Mental Health

 By Morgan Howard

Community Involvement

Abigail Hasty, Capstone Associate - JA Finance Park, dives deeper into a local project she created: JA Mind Matters. This initiative allows students to reflect on the impact of mental health and promote positivity among their...

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10 Million Reasons for Work and Career Readiness Education
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 By Jack E. Kosakowski, President & CEO of Junior Achievement USA

Corporate Responsibility

Recently, and for the first time, the number of job openings in the United States exceeded 10 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) Report. At the same time, there are more than 7 million who are eligible to work but who are...

Inflation, Scarcity, and Teachable Moments
Blog from JA USA

 By Jack E. Kosakowski, President & CEO of Junior Achievement USA

Financial Literacy

Most Americans under the age of 40 are experiencing something they haven’t before; inflation. With the exception of a brief period at the beginning of the Great Recession in 2008, inflation has been restrained for nearly four decades. That means prices rising at a pronounced rate in a short amount of time is a new experience for many Millennials and members of Generation...

Closing the Gap For a More Equitable Future, Together

 By Morgan Howard

Corporate Responsibility

Beginning this fall, we will adopt an “equity first” approach to how we educate students. Schools with a 50% or higher population of students receiving free and reduced lunch will be able to participate in JACC’s K-12 programming at no...

Junior Achievement Central Carolinas Kicks Off National Search for President & CEO

 By Danielle Honeycutt

Corporate Responsibility

Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas (JACC) seeks a proven and visionary executive level leader who demonstrates a strong ability to pursue, nurture and maintain strong relationships. The successful candidate will lead JACC into its next stage of growth and impact, ensuring an equitable approach to next generation pathways for all students in the JACC...

Why Work Needs Meaning
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 By Jack E. Kosakowski

Corporate Responsibility

Much has been made in recent months about “The Great Resignation,” the tendency of young workers, primarily Millennials and Generation Z, to quit their jobs to pursue higher-paying, higher growth...



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