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JA's 2022 Scholarship Recipients Awarded

 By Junior Achievement of Central Ohio

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

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Meta team member, JA alumna shares story

 By Meta

Community Involvement

Recently, Meta New Albany Data Center announced a grant to Junior Achievement of Central Ohio to bring new programming to students through a data center replica storefront in JA BizTown. Community programs like this are important to invest in students' experiences as they explore potential careers. Current Meta team member Bratati Lynn, site lead construction manager at New Albany Data Center,...

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Meta announces expansion of New Albany data center, partnership with JA

 By NBC4 | Meta

Corporate Responsibility

Facebook’s parent company, Meta, has announced it is adding two additional data center buildings to its New Albany campus, along with a momentous investment of $300,000 in the work of Junior Achievement of Central...

Hall of Fame 2021 Virtual Celebration

 By Junior Achievement of Central Ohio

Community Involvement

View our virtual celebration on Dec 1 at...

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10 Million Reasons for Work and Career Readiness Education
Blog from JA USA

 By Jack E. Kosakowski, President & CEO of Junior Achievement USA

Corporate Responsibility

Recently, and for the first time, the number of job openings in the United States exceeded 10 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) Report. At the same time, there are more than 7 million who are eligible to work but who are...

Inflation, Scarcity, and Teachable Moments
Blog from JA USA

 By Jack E. Kosakowski, President & CEO of Junior Achievement USA

Financial Literacy

Most Americans under the age of 40 are experiencing something they haven’t before; inflation. With the exception of a brief period at the beginning of the Great Recession in 2008, inflation has been restrained for nearly four decades. That means prices rising at a pronounced rate in a short amount of time is a new experience for many Millennials and members of Generation...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Professional headshot of Ron Birchfield, JA volunteer of the year

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...

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