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Remembering Mr. Pedigo
Blog from JA USA

 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...

Students Giving Back as JA High School Heroes
Blog from JA USA

 By Lina Bois
Work Readiness

Original Story from Junior Achievement of Chicago. This fall semester, we were able to begin implementing a truly impactful initiative in Hammond, Indiana. Through a partnership with the School City of Hammond school district, JA programs will be taught in every 8th, 11th and 12th grade classroom in Hammond, Indiana this school year. One of those schools participating is George Rogers Clark...

Enhancing Education
Blog from JA USA

 By Linda Bois
Corporate Responsibility

Original Story from Junior Achievement of Upstate South Carolina. A JA volunteer from India taught JA Personal Finance to students at a charter school in Greenville, SC, where 100% of the students qualify for free and reduced lunch. He then sent this tribute to the volunteer, the educator, and the students. “Tom” is the...

Passionate Volunteers Inspire Next Generation Of Cargill Employees
Blog from JA USA

 By Lina Bois
Work Readiness

For Justice Sikakane, his first exposure to Junior Achievement made such an impression that today he serves as the chair of Cargill's JA Corporate Council, a group of employees passionate about the JA mission who collaborate to promote and advocate for JA within their company. Sikakane, the Salesforce.com administrator/configuration developer at Cargill, also personally volunteers between 12 and...

When JA Shines Through
Blog from JA USA

 By Linda Bois
Corporate Responsibility

Original story from Junior Achievement of Brown County. Katie was working at her local Pulaski pharmacy in Brown County and had a student from a JA class she taught the year before stop in with his mother. He had $0.50 to spend on candy. When he was explaining to his mom how much candy he could buy, he said he needed sales tax...

JA Volunteer Goes Above and Beyond
Blog from JA USA

 By Lina Bois
Work Readiness

Original story from Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail, Inc.One of Chisholm Trail's parent volunteers, Lindsey McGregor, has incorporated a fun way for her students to review the concepts they learned in JA Our City! Lindsey created a fun song for her third grade classes to refresh these...

2015-2016 JA (of Abilene) Educator of the Year - Leslye Roberts
Blog from JA USA

 By Lina Bois
Work Readiness

We all have educators who inspired and prepared us to become better people than we were before meeting them. For some, it's a coach, others a music instructor, and classroom instructors affect us all. Sometimes, however, the counselors and administrators don't get recognized due to the nature of a job that isn't on the front lines of...

JA Company Program Shapes the Life of an Alum
Blog from JA USA

 By Lina Bois
Work Readiness

A recent graduate of the JA Company Program named Alexander Walker-Griffin from Hercules, California shares how the impact of Junior Achievement shaped him into the young man he is today. In addition to going to college, Alexander also helps the JA Northern California office with student recruitment for the program. He attributes his success to JA, specifically the JA Company Program and Herban...

Reverse JA in a Day @ Hendrick Medical Center
Blog from JA USA

 By Evan Simmons
Corporate Responsibility

Hendrick Medical Center (Abilene) hosted nearly 50 students from Abilene ISD's Holland Medical Early College High School with their members of their faculty and administration during school hours on Monday, September 26. Students learned career preparation skills specifically tailored to the healthcare field. In addition, they learned the necessary of how to look for a job, get hired, and keep a...

Research Demonstrates Impact of JA on Alumni
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski
Work Readiness

In the spring of 2016, Junior Achievement USA (JA) conducted a survey of more than 700 JA alumni to gain a better understanding of the impact of JA programs. The participating alumni were drawn from a representational sample of the U.S. population. Some of the...



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