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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
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 By Kelsey Matzinger


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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Mentorship Through Junior Achievement

 By Marissa Kappus

Community Involvement

When recruiting volunteers to deliver our programs, we often find community leaders and innovators that can act as resources for students to further their education and professional development. In Sam and Julian’s case, they found a common bond in their passions for...

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Q&A With Local Entrepreneurs

 By Marissa Kappus


Local entrepreneurs Michael Benarde, Eduardo Calvachi, and Fernando Calvachi share their thoughts on the world of entrepreneurialism. Michael, Co-Founder and President of NightCap, was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank and he recently spoke to students at Royal Palm Beach High School as part of Junior Achievement’s Global Entrepreneurship Week. Eduardo and Fernando Calvachi, Founders of Fasthook...

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How to Make the Most of Year-End Charitable Giving in 2021

 By Jennifer Ostberg Director—Wealth Strategies Group, Margaret Borrasso Associate Director—Foundation & Institutional Advisory, Shea McCabe Senior Analyst—Wealth Strategies

Corporate Responsibility

In the last two years of uncertainly in many facets of life, there has actually been one consistent, at least when it comes to charitable giving. Tax incentives for donors have remained in place across the board and with possible changes in the national tax code, these incentives are potentially more favorable than ever. Please see the below article published by Bernstein Private Wealth...

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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...

Why Work Needs Meaning
Blog from JA USA

 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...

The Payoff Behind Time Management
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 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

From the start of life, we learn how to prioritize daily events. From waking up to dinner time to bedtime, we become accustomed to routines. Time management, or what some may say “personal management,” follows the same guidelines, only we adjust our day to fit the non-routine elements better. While this soft skill benefits children of all ages in their learning, it has the long-term impact of...

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