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Middle Schoolers Milestones for Success
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Financial Literacy

From the 6th grade to 8th grade, students are doing more than just preparing for high school; they are in the awkward stage of responsibility. Between the ages of 11-13, these students don’t have anything immediate on their radar making saving and budgeting even more challenging. This just means it’s the perfect time for parents and educators to motivate them to think...

Elementary Milestones for Future Success
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

From Kindergarten to fifth-grade, most children do not have a clear understanding of finances or money in general. What they learn at this stage in life are concepts that will continue to build as they grow older. While at this stage in their lives, they don't have bills or loans to worry about, it puts their financial future on the horizon and gives them something to think about as they get...

Tariff 101
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Corporate Responsibility

Tariffs are one of the oldest forms of regulated trade policy, as it places a tax on imported goods between two parties to regulate foreign trade to encourage or safeguard domestic industries through reducing the importation of a specific type of...

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...



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