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Stemming the STEM Decline
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Work Readiness

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers have long been hailed as the anchor of innovation and economic progress. However, despite the critical role they play in shaping the future, there's a concerning trend in the declining interest among students, particularly in non-medical STEM...

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A Generation Deferred?
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 By Kelsey Matzinger

Financial Literacy

Every generation faces its unique set of challenges and hurdles on the path to economic stability and personal fulfillment. From the Greatest Generation's resilience through the Great Depression and World War II to Millennials weathering the storm of 9/11 and the 2008 financial crisis, each cohort navigates its own economic landscape. Today, as Generation Z comes of age, they confront a world...

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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...

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Help Young Entrepreneurs Shoot for Success
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 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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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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Crafting a Comprehensive Business Plan
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Entrepreneurship

In the dynamic landscape of entrepreneurship, a well-thought-out business plan serves as the cornerstone for success. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or a budding business enthusiast, the importance of a meticulously crafted business plan cannot be...

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Navigating a "Blue Christmas"
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 By Kelsey Matzinger

Financial Literacy

It's that time of year again, where the holiday season is upon us. However, for many teenagers, it seems that a "Blue Christmas" might be in store. According to our recent survey conducted by the research firm Big Village, over half of teens report that rising prices have had a significant impact on the number and types of gifts they've received during the holidays in recent...

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Take Off with Junior Achievement and JA Launch Lesson
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 By Kelsey Matzinger

Entrepreneurship

Junior Achievement and our learning experience JA Launch Lesson play a pivotal role in shaping the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. We provide the education, mentorship, and real-world experience needed to thrive in the ever-evolving business...



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