REDSKINS NEWS: Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation's 4th And Life Reaches Out To The Future

REDSKINS NEWS: Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation's 4th And Life Reaches Out To The Future

The NCAA reported that in 2017, 6.8 percent of high school football players go on to play in college. Only 1.9 percent of those athletes reach the NFL.

To offer advice to those young players still pursuing their dreams, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation invited student-athletes from seven local high schools to its annual 4th and Life High School Football Forum at FedExField in Landover, Md. The event provides students and coaches with valuable tools and life lessons about prioritizing academics, preparing for college and discovering their passion outside of the game.

What's Working in Washington: Training youth for the economy of the future (PODCAST)

What's Working in Washington: Training youth for the economy of the future (PODCAST)

Despite the vastly changing times in business and technology, Junior Achievement continues to train young people to work in the real world and expose them to an array of opportunities.

“We were founded almost a hundred years ago, teaching kids how to start businesses, how to run businesses,” said Ed Grenier, President of Junior Achievement, a not-for-profit organization introducing young people to opportunities and helping them forward towards a successful adulthood. 

JA Student Lucas Huynh's Remarks from the 2017 Washington Business Hall of Fame Laureate Luncheon at JA Finance Park® Fairfax County

JA Student Lucas Huynh's Remarks from the 2017 Washington Business Hall of Fame Laureate Luncheon at JA Finance Park® Fairfax County

On Tuesday, August 22, the 2017 Washington Business Hall of Fame Laureates gathered at JA Finance Park® to get to know one another prior to the gala and awards ceremony in November. 

A student entrepreneur, Lucas Huynh was at the luncheon to speak about his experience at the second annual JA Entrepreneurship Summit and to show the attendees the real life student impact of the dollars fundraised through the Washington Business Hall of Fame.

2017 Washington Business Hall of Fame Laureates Honored at Laureate Luncheon

2017 Washington Business Hall of Fame Laureates Honored at Laureate Luncheon

On Tuesday, August 22, the 2017 Washington Business Hall of Fame Laureates gathered at JA Finance Park® to get to know one another prior to the gala and awards ceremony in November. 

This event takes place annually as an opportunity for the forthcoming laureates to get to know each other before taking the stage together on November 29. The event was attended by several former laureates as well as JA of Greater Washington Board Members.

Labor Day Blues: Three-in-Four Parents and Teens Concerned Global Competition and Automation will make it Difficult for Next Generation to Have a Successful Job/Career

Labor Day Blues: Three-in-Four Parents and Teens Concerned Global Competition and Automation will make it Difficult for Next Generation to Have a Successful Job/Career

A new survey from Junior Achievement USA (JA) shows that 77 percent of parents are “concerned” about their children’s ability to have a successful job or career as adults in light of global competition and automation. The same percentage (77%) of teens said they share similar concerns about having a successful job or career in the future because of global competition and automation. The survey of 1,204 parents of school-aged students and 1,000 teens was conducted by ORC International for JA.

Pepco and Washington Gas Join Forces to Expand Partnership with JA of Greater Washington

Pepco and Washington Gas Join Forces to Expand Partnership with JA of Greater Washington

Pepco and Washington Gas have joined forces to expand their partnership with Junior Achievement of Greater Washington. 

In addition to serving as the Home Utilities Storefront Partner at JA Finance Park® Prince George’s County, Pepco and Washington Gas will now do the same at JA's forthcoming JA Finance Park in Montgomery County. 

NFEC: Back-to-School Survey: Young Adults in 49 States Agree - Financial Literacy Offers More Benefits than Other High School Subjects

NFEC: Back-to-School Survey: Young Adults in 49 States Agree - Financial Literacy Offers More Benefits than Other High School Subjects

Young Americans aged 18 to 24 in 49 out of 50 states across the country agree that financial literacy is the study topic that would benefit their lives more than other high school courses. In a survey conducted between July 15th and 17th 2017 the National Financial Educators Council asked 5,123 young adults, "What high school-level course would benefit your life the most?" Respondents chose money management more often than math, science, and social studies:

49.97% selected "Money Management (Personal Finance)"
18.25% selected "Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry)"
14.43% selected "Social Studies (History, Government)"
17.35% selected "Science (Biology, Chemistry)"

Team "Clear Solutions" Wins 2nd Annual JA Entrepreneurship Summit Pitch Competition

Team "Clear Solutions" Wins 2nd Annual JA Entrepreneurship Summit Pitch Competition

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, team "Clear Solutions," composed of young entrepreneurs from across the region, won first place in the 2nd annual JA Entrepreneurship Summit Pitch Competition.

Team "Clear Solutions" was comprised of nine students from all across the DMV region, with a wide range of both ideas and strengths. Led by volunteer mentor James "TaB" Patrick, the members of team "Clear Solutions" included Ethan Forester, Kendrick Groman, Josemari Roque, Bennett Scheer, Sarika Sindhwani, Don Tran, Kalvin Vannavong-Indasom, Paolo Vicencio, and Porter Wallington.