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. 

FINANCIAL BUZZ: Junior Achievement Helps Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs Find Their Purpose Today

FINANCIAL BUZZ:  Junior Achievement Helps Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs Find Their Purpose Today

Research by Gallup shows that two-thirds of adults are financially illiterate, with women trailing men at a five percent deficit. To help combat the global prominence of financial illiteracy, JA Worldwide® (Junior Achievement) and HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC) are relaunching the JA More than Money program to elementary students in nearly 30 countries around the world

DELTA NEWS HUB: Delta, Junior Achievement partner at National Summit showcasing student entrepreneurial creativity

DELTA NEWS HUB: Delta, Junior Achievement partner at National Summit showcasing student entrepreneurial creativity

More than 70 high school students attended the Junior Achievement National Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., sponsored by Delta.

Student teams demonstrated their business acumen, creativity and entrepreneurial thinking in a competitive environment at a national level by showcasing their companies to Members of Congress and business leaders. 

Wells Fargo Agrees to Continue JA Finance Park Fairfax County Partnership as Housing Storefront partner

Wells Fargo Agrees to Continue JA Finance Park Fairfax County Partnership as Housing Storefront partner

JA® is pleased to announce that Wells Fargo has agreed to continue their partnership at JA Finance Park® Fairfax County in the coming school year. Wells Fargo has partnered with JA since JA Finance Park Fairfax County first opened its doors in 2010. Now, they will be transitioning from the Insurance Storefront partner, to the Housing Storefront partner. 

WTOP: Crash course in money matters for second-graders

WTOP: Crash course in money matters for second-graders

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Woodlin Elementary School is home of the Woodlin Wizards, and on Friday, the kids got a chance to become financial wizards. Volunteers with Junior Achievement, the nonprofit that focuses on entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy, joined students for a daylong crash course in money management.

Washington Redskins Rookies Attend JA Finance Park for Second Year

Washington Redskins Rookies Attend JA Finance Park for Second Year

On June 2, the Washington Redskins 2017 rookies got a lesson in the importance of budgeting last Friday afternoon, as they joined forces with students from Thomas G. Pullen Creative and Performing Arts Academy at JA Finance Park Prince George's County in Hyattsville, Md.

Going Above and Beyond for JA® Kids: How one JA Hero’s impact stretches far and wide

Going Above and Beyond for JA® Kids: How one JA Hero’s impact stretches far and wide

“NEVER be afraid to be yourself. You are the best person to be you.”

When asked what advice she has for the next generation, Tiffany Ferriss offered this piece of guidance.

“Being someone else will do a disservice to the amazing person you were destined to be,” she said. And it is clear that Tiffany herself has taken this advice to heart. A natural socialite and leader, Tiffany exudes an air of confidence, openness, and positivity when she walks into the room.

No doubt that these qualities have led to her success as Manager of Branch Administration for the DMV Metro Market at professional staffing agency, Robert Half.