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Socheth and her family

The JA EFFECT – Widening Horizons
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Work Readiness

When she was a child, Socheth McCutcheon’s family escaped Cambodia, which was under the control of the Khmer Rouge, in search of a better life in the United States. Socheth’s family settled in Revere, Massachusetts, near Boston. Socheth now serves as a volunteer for Junior Achievement in New Jersey. She feels it is important to “pay it forward” by being a role model for young people, especially...

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Why JA? And Why Now? Financial Literacy as a Foundation for a Better Life
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Financial Literacy

At Junior Achievement, we view financial literacy as “the other literacy.” Just like reading or writing, we all deal with money on a near daily basis. Junior Achievement employs a pathways approach to teaching financial literacy to young people. By “pathways,” we mean that JA programs are designed to engage students on the subject over multiple grades, from their first days in kindergarten,...

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Bread Financial Makes Contribution to Junior Achievement™ of Central Ohio’s Financial Literacy Mission

 By Junior Achievement of Central Ohio & Bread Financial

Community Involvement

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JA's 2022 Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame Laureates: Michael B. Coleman and Jeffrey W. Edwards

 By JA of Central Ohio

Community Involvement

Meet Junior Achievement's 2022 Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame Laureates, Michael B. Coleman and Jeffrey W....

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JA BizTown program prepares next generation of business leaders

 By WNBC-4

Work Readiness

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Goods being bought and sold. Inventory being taken. And budgets to manage. Just another busy day in JA...

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Why JA? And Why Now? A Response to a Changing Work and Career Landscape
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Work Readiness

Junior Achievement’s proven programs are shown to inspire and prepare young people for success. Our approach is demonstrated to give students the tools they need to increase their chances of achieving their potential in work, career, and...

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Back to School with JA 2023

 By JA of Central Ohio

Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement is excited to offer new learning opportunities this school year to central Ohio students and educators. In addition to all of our usual in-the-classroom experiences and the ever-popular JA BizTown, we have new, exciting, and timely curriculum offerings for students and...

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2022 Back-to-School Survey: One-Third of Teens Say Rising Cost of School Supplies a Concern
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Financial Literacy

According to a new survey by Junior Achievement USA, a third of teens (33%) say that their parents or guardians are concerned about the cost of back-to-school supplies this...

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JA National Student Leadership Summit 2022
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger


In June of 2022, 15 of Junior Achievement’s top student companies came to the Nation’s Capital to compete in the 2022 Junior Achievement National Student...

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JA's 2022 Scholarship Recipients Awarded

 By Junior Achievement of Central Ohio

Community Involvement

Scholarships are given in honor of JA's Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame...

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