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Why Work Needs Meaning
Blog from JA USA

 By Jack E. Kosakowski
Corporate Responsibility

Much has been made in recent months about “The Great Resignation,” the tendency of young workers, primarily Millennials and Generation Z, to quit their jobs to pursue higher-paying, higher growth...

The Payoff Behind Time Management
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

From the start of life, we learn how to prioritize daily events. From waking up to dinner time to bedtime, we become accustomed to routines. Time management, or what some may say “personal management,” follows the same guidelines, only we adjust our day to fit the non-routine elements better. While this soft skill benefits children of all ages in their learning, it has the long-term impact of...

Meet our Volunteer of the Year - Ron Birchfield!

 By Julia Wade
Community Involvement

"To me, the most important thing that a volunteer can provide to a student is empathy." Meet Ron Birchfield, Volunteer of the...

Meet our Educator of the Year - Tia Holliman!

 By Julia Wade
Community Involvement

"I think one of the most important things schools can provide students is choice and opportunity to explore interests and passions in a low stakes environment." Meet Tia Holliman, Educator of the...

Qualities and Skills that Transfer to Entrepreneurial Success
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Entrepreneurship

Every parent wants their child to succeed. To find their "niche" where their personality and skills will pay off in the long run. Fortunately, there is a professional space that is full of possibility and innovation for...

Announcing Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame 2021 Honorees

 By Junior Achievement of Central Ohio
Community Involvement

Junior Achievement of Central Ohio (JA) announces the 2021 Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame Laureates: Patrick Losinski, Chief Executive Officer, Columbus Metropolitan Library and Guy Worley, Retired Chief Executive Officer, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation. An Educator of the Year and Volunteer of the Year will also be...

Job Vacancies' Reaching an All-Time High & What it Means for Teens
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the last business day of March 2021 brought a record high of 8.1 million job openings in the United States. Among those hiring, industries including accommodation and food services, state and local government education, arts, entertainment, and recreation experiences experienced the most significant workers'...

Getting Your Child Set Up with a Bank Account
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Financial Literacy

This blog discusses how you can set your child up with his or her first bank account, the benefits, and tips for how you can establish smart financial...

Helping Your Child Choose a Career Path
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

"What is your future plan?". This is every high schoolers' (and college students') nightmare. At this point in their life, they know what makes them happy, what subjects in school they do well in, and want to have a successful future. A 17 or 18-year-old high school student is expected to have most of their future planned out despite experiencing adult life firsthand. Typically, this is where the...

Junior Achievement of Central Ohio Announces Inaugural Scholarship Program

 By Julia Wade
Community Involvement

Junior Achievement of Central Ohio (JA) is excited to launch our inaugural scholarship program! We will award a $2,500 scholarship to two graduating high school seniors in the 2020/2021 school year who have plans to attend an institute of higher learning or technical...



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