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JA Volunteer Goes Above and Beyond
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 By Lina Bois

Work Readiness

Original story from Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail, Inc.One of Chisholm Trail's parent volunteers, Lindsey McGregor, has incorporated a fun way for her students to review the concepts they learned in JA Our City! Lindsey created a fun song for her third grade classes to refresh these...

JA Company Program Shapes the Life of an Alum
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 By Lina Bois

Work Readiness

A recent graduate of the JA Company Program named Alexander Walker-Griffin from Hercules, California shares how the impact of Junior Achievement shaped him into the young man he is today. In addition to going to college, Alexander also helps the JA Northern California office with student recruitment for the program. He attributes his success to JA, specifically the JA Company Program and Herban...

2015-2016 JA (of Abilene) Educator of the Year - Leslye Roberts
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 By Lina Bois

Work Readiness

We all have educators who inspired and prepared us to become better people than we were before meeting them. For some, it's a coach, others a music instructor, and classroom instructors affect us all. Sometimes, however, the counselors and administrators don't get recognized due to the nature of a job that isn't on the front lines of...

Reverse JA in a Day @ Hendrick Medical Center
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 By Evan Simmons

Corporate Responsibility

Hendrick Medical Center (Abilene) hosted nearly 50 students from Abilene ISD's Holland Medical Early College High School with their members of their faculty and administration during school hours on Monday, September 26. Students learned career preparation skills specifically tailored to the healthcare field. In addition, they learned the necessary of how to look for a job, get hired, and keep a...

Research Demonstrates Impact of JA on Alumni
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 By Ed Grocholski

Work Readiness

In the spring of 2016, Junior Achievement USA (JA) conducted a survey of more than 700 JA alumni to gain a better understanding of the impact of JA programs. The participating alumni were drawn from a representational sample of the U.S. population. Some of the...

Team D.R.E.A.M. Big
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 By Cassie Benzinger

Work Readiness

Team: D.R.E.A.M. Big Location: Junior Achievement of Georgia- Atlanta District Turning Obstacles into Growth and Success: This team had to overcome strong personalities. Overtime, these varied personalities became the driving force for the company to succeed. This obstacle positioned the student company president to exemplify outstanding leadership abilities.Innovative Products: This experience...

JA of Greater Washington Announces Winners of 2015 Junior Achievement Essay Competition Sponsored by Mr. David Rubenstein
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 By Lina Bois

Work Readiness

On June 13, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington announced the winners of the 2015 Junior Achievement Essay Competition. This year's competition was intense, as over 1,800 qualified applicants submitted compelling essays answering this year's question: "What does the American Dream mean to you and is it still thriving in Greater Washington?" Each year, a first, second, and third place winner...

Winners of the 2016 JA National Student Leadership Summit Announced
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 By Evan Simmons

Entrepreneurship

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...

Washington Redskins Rookies Attend JA Finance Park
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 By Cassie Benzinger

Corporate Responsibility

The Washington Redskins 2016 rookies got a lesson in the importance of budgeting Friday afternoon [June 3, 2016], as they joined forces with eighth graders at Kenmoor Middle School at JA Finance Park in Landover, Md. While more than 9,000 Prince George’s County Public Schools students go through the financial management program in the classroom each year, the Redskins rookies and Kenmoor Middle...

2015 - 2016 JA Volunteer of the Year - Casjen Rico
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 By Evan Simmons

Corporate Responsibility

26 adults volunteered in the 2015 - 2016 school year with over 6,200 students in the public school classrooms of 8 Big Country school districts by teaching Junior Achievement’s principles of work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. By sharing their personal and professional experiences and skills with students, volunteers help students understand the skills they will need to...



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