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You Were Born To Change The World
Blog from JA USA

 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...

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Feeling the Rhythm with Junior Achievement
Blog from JA USA

 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...

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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...

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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...

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Advocating Life Lessons
Blog from JA USA

 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...

What is Driving Your Budget?
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Financial Literacy

What information is typically requested on a car loan application? This is one of the questions teens find when they start the Financial Test Drive, presented by Junior Achievement (JA) and American Honda Finance Corporation...

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JA & Launch Lesson
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

A survey of 1,000 teens and 1,000 parents of teens was recently conducted by ORC international in order to explore the opinions of entrepreneurship. From this study, JA found that nine-in-ten parents would be extremely or very likely to support their teen's interest in becoming an entrepreneur as an adult. Half of the surveyed teens reported they would need more information on what it takes to be...

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JA in a Day-- ALPFA and JA of New York
Blog from JA USA

 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
Blog from JA USA

 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...

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Turning Students into Better Employees One Lesson at a Time
Blog from JA USA

 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...



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