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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...

The Money JAR--Amber Yang & STEM
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 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

What did you want to be when you grew up? A doctor? An astronaut? According to ThoghtCo., a company that focuses on providing relevant content for those interested in learning and growth,? the top three job roles that women fill the most include registered nurses, meeting and convention planners and elementary & middle school teachers .One industry that is severely lacking women is the area of...

What is Driving Your Budget?
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 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...

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...

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...

The Hardest Question Ever Asked
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 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

When you were 18, what was your answer when you were asked, "what are you going to study in college?" or "what's your plan after high school?" Believe it or not, only 45 percent of senior high school students felt positive about being career ready, meaning the majority of high school seniors don't know what they plan to study or even pursue as a career once they receive their acceptance...

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...

Transforming Students into Ideal Employees
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 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

According to a 2015 survey by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, 27 percent of Kentucky employers find it difficult to find workers with adequate "soft" skills. These soft skills include everything from effective communication to one's ability to work in a team...

The Present Teaching the Future
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

How would you feel standing in a class of 30 students teaching them principles they would use for the rest of their lives? Honored? Nervous? Excited? Empowered? In the 2015-2016 school year, a total of 237,680 volunteers across the nation stepped up to teach 4,803,046 students from kindergarten to high school real-world concepts in areas of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship...



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