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Economic Empowerment for a More Equitable and Just Tomorrow- Junior Achievement is committed to promoting a more equitable and just tomorrow for today’s young people. This thought leadership piece explores the economic challenges facing Black and Latinx Americans and the role Junior Achievement can play in promoting economic mobility through education in light of these challenges.
The economic impact of COVID-19, as well as transformational change promoting a more equitable and just society, is creating daunting challenges and unimaginable opportunities for Generation Z. This document covers many of the issues facing that nation, and Generation Z specifically, and how Junior Achievement can help the next generation overcome uncertainty and inequity.
Ipsos, the world’s third largest market research firm, has conducted this survey of Junior Achievement alumni in the United States. JA Alumni report the impact of Junior Achievement on their lives, including decisions related to education, career, and starting a business.
The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a public health crisis, but it is also an economic one. Junior Achievement and Citizens Bank | Citizens One surveyed America’s teens to understand their concerns related to the financial impact of COVID-19, not only on the country and world, but also on their familes.
COVID-19 has resulted in record job loss. What does this mean for the present and future of work? This Guide explores that question and more.
With COVID-19, many of our favorite businesses are closed. How are these businesses dealing with the economic downturn, and what are entrepreneurs doing to help in the fight against COVID-19?
The goals of this poll included better understanding teens’ interests in career paths, the attraction from influencers towards specific industries, and accessibility to work-readiness and financial-preparedness courses.
America's schools face unprecedented challenges to prepare students for postsecondary education and entry into the U.S. and global workforce. Discover how programs developed by JA USA directly support the goals of the Common Core State Standards Initiative at elementary, middle, and high school levels to ensure students are college and career ready.
Today's teens want to pursue careers that will provide both financial rewards and job satisfaction. To gauge teens' perspectives on their ideal careers and what steps they will need to take to get on their desired career path, Junior Achievement USA and the ING Foundation recently conducted their 12th annual Teens & Careers Survey.
Junior Achievement's 15th Teens and Personal Finance Survey examines teens' and tweens' attitudes and behaviors around managing money. Data collected from young people ages 8-13 are included for the first time in this year's survey.
Business leaders claim that the generation of students entering the workplace lacks many critical "soft" skills like problem solving and critical thinking, abilities that contribute to an individual's and an organization's success. Explore Junior Achievement's new proposed model that links a foundation of recognized knowledge, skills and attitudes to measurable engagement and achievement activities. The application of this model can potentially lead to a student who is credentialed to be "workforce ready," fully prepared to contribute meaningfully upon entering a 21st century global workplace.
The rising cost of college is spurring many young adults to re-evaluate their post-secondary education options. See what Millennials are saying about it.
Junior Achievement, with the help of partners like Citi, is scaling volunteer engagement using technology and a blended learning approach. See what students and teachers have to say about this new model that supports the JA Education Gateway.
Junior Achievement's 2015 Teens and Personal Finance Survey, sponsored by The Allstate Foundation, reveals a surprising disconnect between teens' and parents' views around paying for college and managing money.
The number of states offering entrepreneurship education programs more than doubled between 2009 to 2015. See if your state is one of them.
Junior Achievement's 2016 Teens and Personal Finance Survey, sponsored by the Voya Foundation, shows that teens believe borrowers, not the government, are responsible for paying off their student loans.
Everyone agrees that STEM plays an important role in the job market of today…and tomorrow. But what do teens think of STEM, and other career fields, and how does that perspective differ by gender? The 2017 Teens & Careers Survey by Junior Achievement and EY explores those issues, and more.
In its first survey of elementary-aged children and their parents, Junior Achievement discovers how well kids understand money while learning when parents think children should start learning about financial concepts. This research is presented in conjunction with the Jackson Charitable Foundation.
Employee Volunteer Programs EVPs are an essential part of many Corporate Responsibility initiatives. But how can CR professionals ensure that their EVP efforts are meeting the needs of employees while advancing the goals of the company? This research by Junior Achievement and the Corporate Responsibility Association addresses these and other questions.
This survey of teens finds that only half of them plan to seek financial independence from their parents as adults! This, and other important insights, are available in this JA Teens and Personal Finance executive summary.
Today's 18-year-olds could start contributing to a 401K or Roth IRA with their first job, but many won't. This survey explores teens' knowledge and attitudes when it comes to saving for retirement.
Teens may think they are ready for college, but are they prepared to pay for higher education? This JA Teens and College Savings survey explores how ready today's young people are to make one of the biggest investments of their lifetime.
Technology in the classroom is changing the way students learn and teachers teach. This white paper, done in conjunction with eSchoolNews, explores how blended learning is impacting young people's attitudes and behavior related to money management.
"Disconnected Youth" are defined as those between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not employed nor enrolled in school. This research, conducted by the Population Reference Bureau for Junior Achievement USA, explores how those characteristics have changed since 1970 and touches upon implications for future policies and programs.
What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s an question we have all been asked, but selecting a career is a decision many teens and young adults tend to put off, as discovered in this research.
Diane Dang, Assistant Principal
"I saw the passion in their learning, & how it changed their lives & thinking of the world around them. I love JA!!!"
Junior Achievement Student
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
Junior Achievement Student
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
Finance Park Student
"Before JA Finance Park this stuff seemed impossible. Now it (financial independence) is in reach."
JA Finance Park Volunteer
"[The benefit of participating was] knowing I’m providing a better understanding of what adult life will be like."
Jay Calhoun, JA Alumni & JA Tulsa Board Member
"JA provided a solid foundation in leadership, economics and entrepreneurship as tools to achieve my goals."
Junior Achievement Student
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement taught me that everyone can be successful if you really work hard."
Junior Achievement Student
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."