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2022 Junior Achievement and Fannie Mae Youth Homeownership Survey
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 By Ed Grocholski

Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement USA and Fannie Mae collaborated on a survey to better understand teens' perspectives on homeownership, specifically the desirability of owning a home one day. The survey also explored teens’ understanding of mortgages and credit scores, as well as the value they place on having financial literacy education programs in high school that cover these and other concepts related to...

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

Entrepreneurship

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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Volunteer Spotlight - Nancy Mitchell

 By Shannon Majewski

Community Involvement

I have been an elementary educator for 37 years. I retired from full time teaching 7 years ago and started subbing. I would also volunteer in the classrooms as a way of giving...

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10 Million Reasons for Work and Career Readiness Education
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 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...

Get to Know Our Team-Vice President

 By Shannon Majewski

Entrepreneurship

Al DiFranco is our Vice President and has been with JAGC for nearly four years. His primary responsibilities are raising important funds for JA programs through corporate and foundation giving and leading our capstone programs such as Stock Market Challenge and...

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...

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...

Get to Know Our Team!

 By Shannon Majewski

Corporate Responsibility

Joe Faulhaber has been President of Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland for more than five years and is proud to lead our team!

"From an early age, I found myself contemplating two questions I’m sure many of us have at some point in our lives: 'What do I want to be when I grow up and how I am going to get there?' These questions ran through my mind often as a teenager and were a source of...



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