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Survey: Teen Girls’ Interest in STEM Careers Declines

 By Laura Cebula
Work Readiness

A new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) conducted by the research group Engine shows that only 9 percent of girls between ages of 13 and 17 are interested in careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). This is down from 11 percent from a similar survey in 2018. Teen boys’ interest in STEM careers increased slightly to 27 percent, up from 24 percent in 2018. The survey of 1,004...

Credit Card Crash Course
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

Not all credit cards are created equal, which makes choosing one a difficult task.

As of March 2019, Americans paid banks a shocking $113 billion in credit card interest in 2018. While your credit card activities may differ from your colleague or classmate, one thing is for sure: understanding the way your credit card works is a crucial component to any credit...

In celebration of our Centennial, AIG and Junior Achievement Help Prepare Local Students for Life and the Workplace

 By Laura Cebula
Community Involvement

Students will learn important entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness skills, thanks to a generous support from AIG that will implement Junior Achievement (JA) programs in Chicago...

Honda Empowers Students!

 By Laura Cebula
Corporate Responsibility

Thank you to American Honda Finance Corporation and Elgin High School for partnering with JA to empower the...

5 Benefits of Hiring a Student Intern
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

With summer on the horizon, high school and college students are already thinking about their next step: internships. While college students may be viewing an internship as a foot-in to a career after they graduate, high school students are seeking internships to discover what career path they may want to pursue in the future.The benefits of interning as a student are endless, but what do these...

69 Percent of Teens Support “Debt-Free College;” Drops to 33 Percent if it Means “Higher Taxes”

 By Laura Cebula
Financial Literacy

A new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) conducted by the research group Engine shows that more than two-thirds (69%) of teens between the ages of 13 and 17 support the idea of “debt-free college.” However, that support drops to a third (33%) if it’s paid for with higher taxes. The survey of 1,004 teens was conducted from April 16 to 21,...

Which Leadership Style Are You
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

Not all leaders are the same. From school group projects to navigating through escape rooms with friends, your leadership skills evolve throughout life and will determine the relationships you have in and out of the workplace!

To better understand what type of leader you are, use the flow chart...

JA Teens & Retirement Insights
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

A new survey by Junior Achievement USA and AIG finds that nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of teens are concerned about their parents' preparedness for retirement while demonstrating a lack of education about their own. Sixty-nine percent of young adults ages 13-18 say they know little or nothing about financial...

5 Quotes to Live by from Successful Women
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Entrepreneurship

While March may be coming to an end, Women’s History Month is still on our mind. Here are our top 5 quotes from highly successful women to live by throughout the rest of...

From JA Student to Volunteer Rockstar
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

Junior Achievement (JA) programs are facilitated by local volunteers ranging from parents to business leaders. Each March, Junior Achievement presents the President?s Volunteer Service Award, which highlights the time contribution individuals representing their employers have given to Junior Achievement. While no volunteer experience is the same, Ericka Williams, a JA alumna and volunteer, gave...



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