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JA Abilene Awards $104,000 in Scholarships
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 By Evan Simmons
Corporate Responsibility

Junior Achievement of Abilene is proud to announce the awarding of nineteen four-year scholarships to benefit area high school seniors pursuing higher education. With a combined value of $104,000, the scholarships were made possible through partnerships with Abilene Christian University, Hardin Simmons University, McMurry University, and the Willie I., Wanda, W.F. Martin Charitable Trust Fund...

Giving Kids a Sense of Purpose
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 By Lina Bois
Work Readiness

This note was sent from the President of Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York (Albany, NY) to their Board of Directors. "Today just epitomized our JA mission and the Proof of Impact. I genuinely left inspired after National Grid hosted a tremendous Job Shadow to over 20 Freshman students from Watervliet HS. This is what JA is all about... Giving Kids a Sense of Purpose. Our dedicated...

Positive Female Role Models Impacting the Future Generations
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 By Lina Bois
Corporate Responsibility

Original Story from Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky in Bowling Green, Kentucky. On March 8th, JA of South Central Kentucky hosted their first JA Girl$ event. Sponsored by Citizens First Bank and in partnership with the Young Athenas, they brought in 125 7th grade girls from the local middle schools for a JA in a Day using the “JA It's My Future" curriculum. The girls were surrounded...

Junior Achievement Rock Star
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 By Lina Bois
Work Readiness

Original Story from Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana. When the Lauri Wade, Counselor at Kerrick Elementary School in Louisville, tweeted "Best day ever!" along with her student's photo, she could never have imagined the chain of events that would occur. The photo of her 5th-grade student, Dallas, dressed as the JA BizTown utility Meter Reader, showed a young man whose face just beamed from the...

The Power of a Mentor
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 By Lina Bois
Work Readiness

Our JA Business Challenge was held on February 16, 2017. Haley Gandara, one of our student team mentors, shared this story about her experience with Junior Achievement: "I was involved with JA as a student at Memorial High School in Madison, Wisconsin. Dan Pacetti was a JA volunteer in our personal finance class and came each week to speak. He and my personal finance teacher, Mr. Thomas, were the...

AT&T Job Shadow - A Glimpse Into the Future
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 By Lina Bois
Work Readiness

Original Story from Junior Achievement of South Florida. The following is a Blanche Ely High School teacher's reflection of an AT&T Job Shadow. "Thank you for the awesome opportunity you provided to our students to get a chance to visit AT&T this week! The students were exposed to a whole new world. It was very educational and the students appreciated the hands-on activity. They got a chance to...

2017 JA Business Hall of Fame
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 By Evan Simmons
Corporate Responsibility

What makes a community or organization special is very rarely its product, but the people who help produce the culture at the heart of that community. Junior Achievement is honored to host the bi-annuel JA Business Hall of Fame celebration dinner in order to thank and honor the leaders in our community who deserve recognition for outstanding leadership of our business community and, therefore,...

AIG Success Story - JA in Action
Blog from JA USA

 By Lina Bois
Work Readiness

Original Story from Junior Achievement of Dallas. Junior Achievement really had an impact on Jose L., a 4th grader at William L. Cabell Elementary School. According to his teacher, Maria Soto, Jose had talked a few times about writing computer programs when he grew up, but after learning about entrepreneurship and what it takes to run a business, Jose decided to become an entrepreneur. Jose was...

Donors Provide Opportunity
Blog from JA USA

 By Lina Bois
Work Readiness

Original Story from Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast, Florida. Below is an amazing letter of support from a JA Alumnus, who also happens to be a member of JA of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast's education committee and a Dean at a local college that they work closely with. I am writing to express my support for Junior Achievement. As an alumnus of JA's Company program, I...

Remembering Mr. Pedigo
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 By Lina Bois
Work Readiness

Original Story from Junior Achievement of Southwest VirginiaDuring JA Alumni Month in January, WFXR-TV in Roanoke, Virginia, featured a story about Dr. Jim Sears. Dr. Sears, who is the President and CEO of the city's Center in the Square, a regional cultural and arts center, discussed how Junior Achievement impacted his life in the 1950s when he participated in the JA Company Program. You got your...



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