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Congratulations to our 2023 JA Scholarship Recipients!

 By Caitlin Klemme

Work Readiness

Each year, Junior Achievement of Central Ohio awards two outstanding central Ohio graduating seniors who have plans to attend an institute of higher learning or technical training our Junior Achievement of Central Ohio Scholarship. These scholarships are funded in part by and are given in honor of the Laureates of Junior Achievement’s Central Ohio Business Hall of...

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New Research Shows Teens are Re-Thinking the Future of Work
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Work Readiness

In today's world, teens are increasingly exploring alternatives to the traditional higher education route. That’s why Junior Achievement and Citizens conducted a study to gain insight into where teens' thoughts are when it comes to the cost of higher...

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JA My Story | Zach Fleming
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Community Involvement

Not every student plans to go to college and finds JA valuable in introducing young people to careers that don’t require a degree, such as in the skilled trades, as well as occupations students can pursue straight out of high school. Volunteers often share their career journeys with students, making JA even more...

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JA Worldwide Nominated for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Community Involvement

We’re proud to announce that JA Worldwide has been nominated for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize, the second such honor in two years. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA...

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Be A Game Changer
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Community Involvement

Volunteers are the game-changer! They are the player that ignites those around them to do better and be better. They are the player that changes the “on court” or “on field” energy that’s a spark plug and leads the team to victory. They are the ones that young people...

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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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