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JA Stock Market Challenge 2024

 By Junior Achievement of Southwest New England

Financial Literacy

The JA Stock Market Challenge provides students with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to develop skills in buying and selling stocks, investment risk, and portfolio building, and then apply them in a real-world stock market...

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Dream Jobs vs. Fulfilling Jobs
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Work Readiness

In the pursuit of career success and happiness, the concept of dream jobs often takes center stage for young individuals. Many of them hold on to the thought of landing their dream job, one that aligns seamlessly with their passions and interests. However, a closer look at the professional landscape reveals that dream jobs might not be as prevalent or feasible as commonly...

Michael Crome on Raiders Field

JA Helps Build Career Paths

 By Ashlyn Lower

Financial Literacy

JA’s impact is broad and the results are real. 56% of JA alumni say they are currently in a career or job or have worked in a similar position, to their JA volunteer. In this case, it led Michael Crome to becoming the CFO of the Las Vegas...

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Help Young Entrepreneurs Shoot for Success
Blog from JA USA

 By Beth Beene

Entrepreneurship

Empowering the potential of young entrepreneurs is not just about individual success; it's about shaping a future where innovation is the norm, economies are resilient, and dreams are transformed into...

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Because of JA
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Community Involvement

Have you ever considered the transformative power a single educational experience can have on shaping the trajectory of a student's entire life? Canisha, a distinguished Junior Achievement alumna, serves as a powerful testament to the profound impact of our organization on young...

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The Power of Volunteerism
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Community Involvement

As we stand on the threshold of a new year, let us embrace the opportunity to make resolutions that transcend personal boundaries and contribute to a brighter future for all. With our commitment to empowering the next generation, we can provide a pathway for individuals to turn their aspirations into...

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Scholarships Available 2023-24

 By Misty Amarena

Community Involvement

Junior Achievement (JA) of Southwest New England’s mission is to empower young people to own their economic success. We recognize that a great education is one of the hallmarks of future success, which is why JA is proud to offer a variety of scholarship opportunities to the incredible young adults at high schools...

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Junior Achievement Helps High Schools Meet New Graduation Requirements

 By Misty Amarena

Work Readiness

During the 2022-23 school year, Junior Achievement of Southwest New England (JA) became a critical partner of Guilford High School’s (GHS) Mastery Based Diploma Assessment (MBDA) Curriculum, providing career readiness programming required for their students to...

JA Alumni Chereece Burrell: Where is She Now?

JA Alumni Chereece Burrell: Where is She Now?

 By Junior Achievement of Southwest New England

Community Involvement

Chereece’s journey with Junior Achievement of Southwest New England began when she participated in Career Connections for Young Women and the Entrepreneurial Academy in 2017. Now a UCONN graduate, Chereece continues to utilize the skills gained during Junior Achievement programming in her burgeoning professional career. Chereece’s success story is just one of...

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Unwrapping the Gift Of Possibility
Blog from JA USA

 By Beth Beene

Community Involvement

The holiday season is the best time of year to see and experience the impact of embracing the spirit of giving. At Junior Achievement we believe one of the most precious gifts we can offer is the gift of...



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