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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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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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