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Revolutionizing Resumes
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Work Readiness

Long are the days of sitting behind a computer screen for hours on end trying to put into words your accomplishments and what you’ve done in your job and career. The arrival of the digital age has not only transformed the way we live and work but has also revolutionized how we present ourselves to potential employers. In this era of constant change, the convergence of two significant phenomena,...

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Harnessing the Power of Generational Diversity
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Work Readiness

The world of work is in a constant state of flux, driven by technological advancements, changing economic landscapes, and evolving societal norms. In this dynamic environment, the importance of work and career readiness has never been more pronounced. Organizations like Junior Achievement (JA) play a pivotal role in preparing the next generation for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead....

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Empowering the Future
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Corporate Responsibility

In a world often consumed by its relentless pace and individual pursuits, there exists a unique breed of organizations that stand as beacons of hope, dedicated to serving the greater good and fostering positive change. National Non-Profit Day, celebrated on August 17th, serves as an annual reminder to acknowledge and celebrate the invaluable contributions made by non-profit organizations in...

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The Rising Trend of Teens Using AI for Schoolwork
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Entrepreneurship

The survey conducted by Junior Achievement in partnership with Big Village provides crucial insights into the rising trend of teens relying on AI for schoolwork. While generative AI presents immense potential, it is essential to navigate the ethical considerations and the impact on students' learning experiences. As we continue to witness the integration of technology in education, it becomes...

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JA National Student Leadership Summit 2023
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Entrepreneurship

In June 2023, the Nation's Capital hosted a remarkable event as 15 exceptional student companies from Junior Achievement gathered to compete in the 2023 Junior Achievement National Student Leadership Summit (NSLS). These ambitious students devise and market products or services that address unmet consumer needs, while also seeking investors for their...

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Reflecting on National Financial Literacy Month

 By Ashlyn Lower

Financial Literacy

In April, we celebrated National Financial Literacy Month, which some say could rightly be called JA Month! Through our programming, volunteers from the business community teach students from the early years in elementary school about how to earn money and the importance of saving all the way up to semester-long courses for high school students on personal finance and...

Michelle

The Power of Volunteering

 By Ashlyn Lower

Community Involvement

As the pandemic eases, JA volunteers are finally back in classrooms, inspiring future possibilities and career paths for students. Our volunteers are also finding inspiration themselves, enjoying the rewards of empowering young people to own their economic...

2023 Cohort of CCYW Students

Supporting Young Women’s Career Aspirations

 By Ashlyn Lower

Corporate Responsibility

From panel discussions and mock interviews to job shadows and starting companies of their own, this Spring JA has empowered dozens of young women to pursue empowering careers in the years...

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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...

Jason in High School during the JA Entrepreneurial Academy

Jason Dempsey

 By Ashlyn Lower

Work Readiness

Read Jason's full experience with JA and how it inspired his career...



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