JA Student Sarah Finch's remarks from JA Finance Park® Fairfax County Advisory Meeting

JA Student Sarah Finch's remarks from JA Finance Park® Fairfax County Advisory Meeting

On January 6, 2017, the JA Finance Park® Northern Virginia Advisory Council held their first meeting of the new year at JA Finance Park® Fairfax County. 

The Northern Virginia Advisory Council plays an instrumental role in the foundation and sustainability of each of JA Finance Parks® Fairfax County. The council, chaired by Ruth Ann Clark, Senior Vice President & Regional Vice President - Commercial Banking for Wells Fargo & Company, is comprised of prominent community leaders who are highly committed to our mission and empowering our staff to be the best they can be. 

Junior Achievement USA and Robert Half Launch Online Resume Center to Help Students Prepare for First Job

Junior Achievement USA and Robert Half Launch Online Resume Center to Help Students Prepare for First Job

Junior Achievement USA® (JA) and Robert Half announced today the launch of the enhanced My Resume section of JA My Way (JAMyWay.org), JA's online resource for teens that helps them better understand their options when it comes to careers, managing money, or starting a business. With the support of Robert Half, My Resume walks teens through the job application process, from developing an eye-catching resume and cover letter to the steps necessary for a successful job interview.  

Ed Grenier Named 2017 Future 50 Award Winner by Washington SmartCEO

Ed Grenier Named 2017 Future 50 Award Winner by Washington SmartCEO

Washington SmartCEO is pleased to announce the 2017 Future 50 Award winners. The program recognizes the region’s 50 fastest-growing mid-sized companies and fast-growth companies in large “Blue Chip” and small “Emerging Growth” categories. These companies have demonstrated significant growth based on a combined three-year average of revenue and employee growth. The 2017 Future 50 winners collectively generate more than $2.3 billion in annual revenue and employ 10,201 individuals in Greater Washington. This impressive group will be recognized in SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at a Hawaii-themed awards ceremony on February 9, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Reston.

Junior Achievement Alumni Needed to Shape Today’s Youth

Junior Achievement Alumni Needed to Shape Today’s Youth

January is JA Alumni Month and during the month, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington is getting the word out to its alumni in the Greater Washington area that the youth education non-profit seeks to reengage with its former students. Junior Achievement’s alumni participated in JA programs during their elementary, middle school, or high school years. Many JA Alumni participated in JA Company Program®, an entrepreneurship experience for high schoolers in which students start-up and run their own business.

BALTIMORE SUN: Junior Achievement helps build entrepreneurs

BALTIMORE SUN: Junior Achievement helps build entrepreneurs

"You don't own me."

The 1960s anthem plays in the background of the ad as a 20-something chef-in-training speeds away from her tyrannical boss in her new Toyota. Thirty seconds later, she's running her own food truck.

Toyota has done its homework: It has seen the research that shows millennials — those born between 1980 and 1995 — feel little loyalty to employers, consider themselves entrepreneurs and dream of owning their own business.

“Working Harder in School” and “Better Managing Money” Among Teens’ Top New Year’s Resolutions, According to Junior Achievement USA Survey

“Working Harder in School” and “Better Managing Money” Among Teens’ Top New Year’s Resolutions, According to Junior Achievement USA Survey

With 2017 nearly upon us, it’s time to make New Year’s resolutions! Some teens have already gotten a jumpstart. According to a survey of 500 U.S. teens, conducted by Junior Achievement USA and ORC International, more than 1 in 4 teens (27%) who are planning to make a New Year’s resolution consider working harder in school a top priority in 2017. The survey of 13-to-17-year-olds revealed that 1 in 5 teens (18%) want to make saving money/learning to better manage money their New Year’s resolution.