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Back-to-School Tips for Kids and Parents 2019
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 By Hannah Henry
Community Involvement

Do you remember counting down the weeks left of summer before the early mornings and staying up late with homework? The majority of students dread going back to school because it's hard to switch their minds from 'fun in the sun' to 'back in the classroom'. Whether your student is starting back at a new school or is just moving into a new classroom, these tips are sure to make their (and your)...

Top Soft Skills in the 21st Century Workplace
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 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

City & Guilds CEO, Chris Jones, once said, “Unfortunately, some people believe that soft skills aren’t that important. However, almost every employer I’ve ever talked to about this disagrees. In a world where job roles are changing rapidly, soft skills will be one of the few constants…” When you think about all of the new colleagues you have met over the years, the teams you’ve worked on, and the...

Teens & College Savings 2019
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 By Hannah Henry
Financial Literacy

A new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) conducted by the research group Engine shows that more than two-thirds (69%) of teens between the ages of 13 and 17 support the idea of "debt-free college." However, that support drops to a third (33%) if it's paid for with higher taxes. The survey of 1,004 teens was conducted from April 16 to 21,...

High School Milestones for Financial Success
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Financial Literacy

It seems that most adult steps we take happen when we are in high school. We learn to drive, plan for our upcoming future, and take the long leaps and bounds that come with gaining independence. The classes and life lessons learned all seem to come together in this life stage.

But, are teens really prepared for all that life has to offer after walking off the stage with their high school...

Buying Local in a Buzzing Economy
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 By Hannah Henry
Community Involvement

How many times have you heard “Buy Local” or “Support Local Businesses”? Probably hundreds of times. So why this “local” push? What does it do for you or your community? With summer here, the concept of buying locally will only increase, specifically about your local farmers' markets. While providing you with delicious produce, farmers markets potentially have a more significant impact on the...

National Student Leadership Summit 2019
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 By Hannah Henry
Community Involvement

In June of 2019, 15 of Junior Achievement’s top student companies came to the Nation’s Capital to compete in the 2019 Junior Achievement National Student...

Teens & Personal Finance Survey Insights
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 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

A new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) and Citizens Bank shows that 63 percent of teens believe they will be financially independent of their parents by the age of 30, meaning that more than a third of teens surveyed do not hold this belief. The survey is being released in conjunction with Financial Literacy Month, which is April.The survey found that 74 percent believe they will own a car by the...

Middle Schoolers Milestones for Success
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 By Hannah Henry
Financial Literacy

From the 6th grade to 8th grade, students are doing more than just preparing for high school; they are in the awkward stage of responsibility. Between the ages of 11-13, these students don’t have anything immediate on their radar making saving and budgeting even more challenging. This just means it’s the perfect time for parents and educators to motivate them to think...

Elementary Milestones for Future Success
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 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

From Kindergarten to fifth-grade, most children do not have a clear understanding of finances or money in general. What they learn at this stage in life are concepts that will continue to build as they grow older. While at this stage in their lives, they don't have bills or loans to worry about, it puts their financial future on the horizon and gives them something to think about as they get...

Tariff 101
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 By Hannah Henry
Corporate Responsibility

Tariffs are one of the oldest forms of regulated trade policy, as it places a tax on imported goods between two parties to regulate foreign trade to encourage or safeguard domestic industries through reducing the importation of a specific type of...



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