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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...

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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...

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The Payoff Behind Time Management
Blog from JA USA

 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...

Join JA for a Giveback Night with Lilly Pulitzer!

 By Katelyn Bates

Corporate Responsibility

It’s a new school year and a great time to check out the new Fall arrivals at Lilly Pulitzer!

Please join us on Wednesday, September 8 from 1:00-5:00 pm at Lilly Pulitzer at the Palm Beach Gardens Mall!

10% of proceeds will be donated back to Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast.

Bonus! Bring in your September 8th receipt from Lilly Pulitzer to Park Avenue BBQ & Grille...

Qualities and Skills that Transfer to Entrepreneurial Success
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry


Every parent wants their child to succeed. To find their "niche" where their personality and skills will pay off in the long run. Fortunately, there is a professional space that is full of possibility and innovation for...

Give a Better Gift, the Gift of Real Estate

 By Katelyn Bates

Community Involvement

You have options of giving things other than money to Junior Achievement. Find out about Realty Gift Fund...

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...


 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...

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