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The Impact of Jobless Teens this Summer
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

When you think back to your first job, what were some major life takeaways? Was it more than a paycheck that filled your gas tank? What about your professional growth or potential career path? Unfortunately, many teens are struggling to find a summer job. Andy Challenger, vice president at Challenger Grey reported that teen hiring is expected to be slightly lower in 2018 than in 2017. Which begs...

4 Employee Benefits of Corporate Volunteerism
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

What will community volunteerism do for your work family? America's Charities reports that the average business turnover rate in all U.S. industries is 15.1% with those making under $75,000 or less a year, costing $15,000 to be replaced. That is hard-earned money that is being taken out of the budget to find someone who may or may not be the right fit for the position. In this era of hiring, it is...

Research reveals boys' interest in STEM careers declining; girls' interest unchanged
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

New 2018 research conducted on behalf of Junior Achievement and Ernst & Young LLP (EY) illustrates how in just one year after first being surveyed, high school age teens’ career ambitions have shifted further away from careers in STEM and the arts and how more 13-17-year-old students are expecting to take out loans to help pay for...

Q & A with JA College Student Volunteer
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Community Involvement

As Zachary Robles walks on to shake the president’s hand of Kent University, his smile is not only for being the first generation to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, but for the pride he feels for having made an impact in his local community.

Managing full class schedules and contemplating future career paths, Robles made time to teach Junior Achievement programs in his local...

Financial Literacy & High Schoolers
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

What is financial literacy? Research conducted by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) found that one in five (22%) teenagers from the U.S. lack fundamental financial literacy skills. Basic skills that are included in financial literacy include the ability to budget, how to save, understanding the impact of credit and debt, investing to reach financial goals, and utilizing...

Financial Literacy & Middle Schoolers
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

What is Financial Literacy? Financial literacy is the all-inclusive concept of budgeting, management of credit, understanding of saving, spending and earning. Essentially, financial literacy is everything that involves your financial health.Yet, one can't consider being literate in finance by being able to balance a checkbook or being hired. The fundamentals of financial literacy look at present...

Financial Literacy in Elementary School
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

What is financial literacy? Financial literacy can be understood as the skillset or knowledge to manage monetary resources efficiently in order to accommodate one's needs today and in the future. Some of the basic fundamentals that make up a financially literate individual include: the ability to budget, how to go about saving, the impact of credit and debt, investing towards one's future, and the...

4 Books High Schoolers Need for Success
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Community Involvement

When is a good time to move out and become fully financially independent? A 2018 Teens & Personal Finance Survey conducted by Junior Achievement USA and AIG found that just half of the 1,000 surveyed teens desired to gain financial independence from their parents. Yet a CreditCards.com study found that almost three-in-four parents with children over the age of 18 reported financially helping their...

Grow Learning: Books for Middle Schoolers
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Corporate Responsibility

According to a poll of middle and high school students, conducted by the National Education Association, 56% of students said they read more than 10 books a year. Survey results stated that middle schoolers read the most, with an average of 70% reading more than 10 books a year, compared to 49% of high school students. At Junior Achievement we love literacy, financial literacy in particular. Here...

Sprout JA Learning Early: Books for Kindergarteners
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

According to the National Education Association, children who are read to frequently are more likely to count to 20 or higher when starting school compared to those who were not read to. Engage with your child by checking out the following books that focus on concepts of careers and money all while helping them develop basic learning...



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