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Job Vacancies' Reaching an All-Time High & What it Means for Teens
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the last business day of March 2021 brought a record high of 8.1 million job openings in the United States. Among those hiring, industries including accommodation and food services, state and local government education, arts, entertainment, and recreation experiences experienced the most significant workers'...

Did COVID bring to light just how financially unprepared people are?

 By Julia Latchana

Financial Literacy

The COVID-19 Pandemic came with unexpected effects, like lockdown closing workplaces and a lot of expenses.

According to a gradSERU COVID-19 Survey, for graduate and professional students, some of these unexpected expenses included increases in technology spending, living expenses, and loss or reduction of incomes for family members.

However, a 2019 AARP survey showed that 53% of U.S. households...

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Getting Your Child Set Up with a Bank Account
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Financial Literacy

This blog discusses how you can set your child up with his or her first bank account, the benefits, and tips for how you can establish smart financial...

Helping Your Child Choose a Career Path
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

"What is your future plan?". This is every high schoolers' (and college students') nightmare. At this point in their life, they know what makes them happy, what subjects in school they do well in, and want to have a successful future. A 17 or 18-year-old high school student is expected to have most of their future planned out despite experiencing adult life firsthand. Typically, this is where the...

STATE FARM AWARDS $60,000 GRANT TO JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT

 By Katelyn Bates

Corporate Responsibility

West Palm Beach, FL – The Junior Achievement Florida Foundation has announced today that it has received a $60,000 grant from State Farm. The state-wide initiative will support Junior Achievement learning experiences in eight localities throughout Florida, enabling thousands of young people to participate in JA’s nationally recognized financial literacy and work readiness learning...

Junior Achievement has been selected to partner with the Great Charity Challenge

 By Katelyn Bates

Community Involvement

JA is proud to be selected as a partner of the Great Charity Challenge for the 2021...

Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast Names Three New Members to their Board

 By Katelyn Bates

Corporate Responsibility

(Palm Beach, Florida) Junior Achievement is proud to welcome three new board members to the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast chapter. Alyssa Freeman, James McBrayer, and Samuel Quincy Edwards. Each bring impressive resumes, experiences, and connections that they hope will strengthen the underlying mission of the organization moving forward.

About Alyssa Freeman

Alyssa is the Executive Director at...

Publix Super Markets Charities provides support for JA's new Virtual Programs

 By Katelyn Bates

Corporate Responsibility

Thank you, Publix Super Markets Charities, for your support of our JA BizTown Adventures, JA Finance Park Virtual and JA Inspire programs this year! Through JA BizTown Adventures, students will have the opportunity to explore five roles at Publix to gain a 360-degree view of how a business works and how money flows through an economy. Through JA Finance Park Virtual, students will transform into...

Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast announces the election of new Board Chair

 By Katelyn Bates

Community Involvement

West Palm Beach, Florida, June 18, 2020: Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast is proud to announce the election of Michael Becker as Chairman of the...

Feel the Color clothing tags for the blind

Teen Goes Into Business Helping the Blind Feel Color

 By R. Michael Brown

Entrepreneurship

What started out as a class project a couple of years ago has become a real business venture for a North Texan who was just 15 at the time. Jakayla Dixon of Haslet, Texas patented her design for a clothing tag and launched her business called “Feel the Color.” The venture started out as a Junior Achievement (JA)...



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