On Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, SUNNIVA Super Coffee, JA's 2017 Entrepreneurship Summit business partner, sought out an investment on ABC's hit TV show "Shark Tank."
The Comcast Foundation recently announced that it has awarded $265,000 in grants to 16 nonprofit organizations across the Washington, D.C. metro area in 2017. The grants help grow the impact of programs aimed at expanding digital literacy, promoting service and mentoring tomorrow’s leaders.
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington is among the many local organizations that are making a significant difference in the community and were supported by the Comcast Foundation this year. Comcast is dedicated to working with organizations like JA to shape the future of the areas its employees, customers and friends and families live in.
Is your New Year's resolution to better manage your personal finances? How about to put a little extra change into the piggy bank? According to a new survey conducted by the National Financial Educators Council, increasing your knowledge about financial literacy should be at the top of your 2018 resolution list.
January is JA Alumni Month! During the month, Junior Achievement is getting the word out to its alumni that the youth education nonprofit seeks to reengage with its former students. Junior Achievement's alumni participated in JA programs during their elementary, middle school, or high school years. JA is interested in learning more about how the program impacted its former students and will provide opportunities for them to connect with other JA Alumni via social media. Interested JA Alumni can learn more at www.JA.org/ConnectAlumni.
A new survey from Junior Achievement USA shows that a majority of teens (54%) plan to do much of their shopping at brick-and-mortar discount stores like Walmart and Target this holiday season. Less than half of teens (46%) said that they would be doing much of their shopping online, while about a third (34%) planned to head out to the shopping malls. These were followed by electronics or gaming stores (20%), department stores (13%), and national clothing chains (10%). Local small businesses, such as boutiques and consignment stores, ranked much lower (3%). The survey of 1,000 teens was conducted in early November by ORC International for JA.
On Thursday, December 7, 2017, members of the greater Bethesda business community, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, and Junior Achievement of Greater Washington partnered to provide students with the opportunity to explore the world of work by visiting more than 47 workplace sites and shadowing a mentor for the day.
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington recently received a grant from the Local Development Council of Prince George’s County in recognition of JA’s contributions to and partnerships within the county. This grant will provide curriculum and program support to three county schools- John Hanson Montessori, Oxon Hill Middle, and Oxon Hill High School.