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JA in a Day-- ALPFA and JA of New York
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 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

On October 13th, JA of New York and 25 ALPFA volunteers came together to spread financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship to 273 middle school students.Reflecting on JA in a Day, a volunteer stated, "The materials were clear and fun. Our class was so engaged and had a lot of fun. I really found the experience rewarding and I'm happy we could give the kids a fun...

The (Second) Big C
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 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

A Bankrate Study released in 2016 found that 67 percent of Millennials don't have credit cards While we all known how someone can get into trouble through the misuse of credit cards, they are a valuable financial tool when used responsibly. Responsible use leads to good credit scores, which are needed for home loans and small business financing. According to the free credit score checker, Credit...

The Hardest Question Ever Asked
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 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

When you were 18, what was your answer when you were asked, "what are you going to study in college?" or "what's your plan after high school?" Believe it or not, only 45 percent of senior high school students felt positive about being career ready, meaning the majority of high school seniors don't know what they plan to study or even pursue as a career once they receive their acceptance...

Turning Students into Better Employees One Lesson at a Time
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 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

Does your child know how to write a check? A new finding has been uncovered in Northeast Pennsylvania students are not learning a basic life skill--financial literacy! Basic skills such as keeping a checkbook, paying bills, obtaining a job, earning an income, or even budgeting financials are not a piece of the education curriculum currently in place.The Report of Economic and Personal Finance...

Transforming Students into Ideal Employees
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

According to a 2015 survey by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, 27 percent of Kentucky employers find it difficult to find workers with adequate "soft" skills. These soft skills include everything from effective communication to one's ability to work in a team...

The Present Teaching the Future
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 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

How would you feel standing in a class of 30 students teaching them principles they would use for the rest of their lives? Honored? Nervous? Excited? Empowered? In the 2015-2016 school year, a total of 237,680 volunteers across the nation stepped up to teach 4,803,046 students from kindergarten to high school real-world concepts in areas of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship...

JA Abilene Awards $104,000 in Scholarships
Blog from JA USA

 By Evan Simmons

Corporate Responsibility

Junior Achievement of Abilene is proud to announce the awarding of nineteen four-year scholarships to benefit area high school seniors pursuing higher education. With a combined value of $104,000, the scholarships were made possible through partnerships with Abilene Christian University, Hardin Simmons University, McMurry University, and the Willie I., Wanda, W.F. Martin Charitable Trust Fund...

Giving Kids a Sense of Purpose
Blog from JA USA

 By Lina Bois

Work Readiness

This note was sent from the President of Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York (Albany, NY) to their Board of Directors. "Today just epitomized our JA mission and the Proof of Impact. I genuinely left inspired after National Grid hosted a tremendous Job Shadow to over 20 Freshman students from Watervliet HS. This is what JA is all about... Giving Kids a Sense of Purpose. Our dedicated...

Positive Female Role Models Impacting the Future Generations
Blog from JA USA

 By Lina Bois

Corporate Responsibility

Original Story from Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky in Bowling Green, Kentucky. On March 8th, JA of South Central Kentucky hosted their first JA Girl$ event. Sponsored by Citizens First Bank and in partnership with the Young Athenas, they brought in 125 7th grade girls from the local middle schools for a JA in a Day using the “JA It's My Future" curriculum. The girls were surrounded...

Junior Achievement Rock Star
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 By Lina Bois

Work Readiness

Original Story from Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana. When the Lauri Wade, Counselor at Kerrick Elementary School in Louisville, tweeted "Best day ever!" along with her student's photo, she could never have imagined the chain of events that would occur. The photo of her 5th-grade student, Dallas, dressed as the JA BizTown utility Meter Reader, showed a young man whose face just beamed from the...



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