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Junior Achievement Students Hatch Entrepreneurship
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 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

Susan Hunter Wallace, a first time Junior Achievement volunteer, taught "JA Our Community" and received more than just a few raised hands. As she and the students grew through the JA lesson, the second-graders were inspired to share their project with her. The second graders at Clinton Elementary were trying their hand at entrepreneurship through hatching chickens. Unfortunately, their progress...

An Entrepreneur with a Sweet Spot for JA
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 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

Students are not the only ones who learn from JA...our volunteers do, too! Meet Denis Ring, the Founder of Ocho Chocolate Candy, located in Oakland, California. A candy store that prides itself on great tasting organic candy bars. In November, Ring decided to trade in his chocolate for a richer experience--volunteering with Junior Achievement for National Entrepreneurship Month. "The students at...

JA Wants to Know: What's Downloading from your App Store
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

A Tech Crunch article reports the average smartphone owner uses about nine apps per day. Which begs the question, what apps are best for your...

Kids & Money: What Parents Need to Know
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 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

How well does your child understand money? Junior Achievement USA surveyed 500 children between the ages 7-10 and the children's parents to uncover how children interpret the value of money, how it is acquired, as well as what their parents think about money education for their student. Of the 1,000 responses, JA was able to uncover 3 main...

You Were Born To Change The World
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 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

Being given a purpose in this world is what we are all searching for. Luckily for Malachi Kern, destiny came in the form of a JA volunteer teaching in his third-grade classroom when he was a child in Chicago. The volunteer told Kern during his time teaching the class, "You were born to change the world". This quote resonated with Kern, especially since, at the time, he was struggling to find his...

Feeling the Rhythm with Junior Achievement
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 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

JA Launch Lesson took center stage in Mr. McHugh?s Entrepreneurial Class this past November of 2017. Brian Harris and Owen McCarthy of MedRhythms, a Maine-based music-therapy company, taught 15 students the journey of starting a...

Volunteer Soars with Junior Achievement
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

This JA Feel Good Moment comes from an American Airlines employee that volunteered through Junior Achievement of Dallas, Inc. "Thank you for the message. I wanted to tell you thank you for coordinating and go ahead and give you my feedback because yesterday really made an impact on...

Winners of the 2017 JA National Student Leadership Summit
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 By Hannah Henry
Community Involvement

The National Student Leadership Summit (NSLS) is part of Junior Achievement’s annual celebration of the accomplishments of JA Company Program ® students, ages 15-19, from across the United States. They develop and market a product or service with the goal of realizing a profit for their shareholders. Reaching nearly 14,000 U.S. students during the 2015-16 school year who created nearly 700...

Feel the Color
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

Jakayla Dixon of North Texas is changing the way visually impaired people choose their clothing. When Jakayla was a young girl, she would visit her aunt in Louisiana. Her aunt became blind as an adult, and would often ask for Jakayla's assistance in selecting clothes that matched color-wise. Jakayla often wondered how blind people who didn't have assistance were able to match their...

Advocating Life Lessons
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 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

Jane Carlson, a Career Education Coordinator at Thousand Oaks High School in California has experienced the impact of Junior Achievement programs from parents AND...



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