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Money and Millennials: Credit for Beginners
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Financial Literacy

Credit is like a car, it has to be built before you can get to where you want to go.

Unfortunately, the negative connotation of a credit card prevented me from my forward movement of building credit until I was in my mid-20s. In a way I was fortunate; my car was paid off, my family helped to pay for college and I was renting my apartment. I was living frugally-like my grandfather, whose financial...

DONUT Mess with Junior Achievement
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Corporate Responsibility

Students from Oakwood, an elementary school located in Portland, Oregon, combined entrepreneurship with a craving for breakfast to create the Sweet O's Donut...

Money and Millennials: Budgeting 101
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Financial Literacy

As a child, I never noticed a budget in our household. There were no coupons trapped under a magnet on the fridge nor did a budget-conversation occur at the kitchen table when it was time for my brother and me to get back-to-school supplies. It may come as a surprise, but many families don't discuss money with their young children. In fact, a Junior Achievement (JA) survey reported that 84 percent...

Junior Achievement Students Hatch Entrepreneurship
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

Susan Hunter Wallace, a first time Junior Achievement volunteer, taught "JA Our Community" and received more than just a few raised hands. As she and the students grew through the JA lesson, the second-graders were inspired to share their project with her. The second graders at Clinton Elementary were trying their hand at entrepreneurship through hatching chickens. Unfortunately, their progress...

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An Entrepreneur with a Sweet Spot for JA
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

Students are not the only ones who learn from JA...our volunteers do, too! Meet Denis Ring, the Founder of Ocho Chocolate Candy, located in Oakland, California. A candy store that prides itself on great tasting organic candy bars. In November, Ring decided to trade in his chocolate for a richer experience--volunteering with Junior Achievement for National Entrepreneurship Month. "The students at...

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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...



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