Hundreds of parents, staff, students, elected officials and community members attended a grand opening and ribbon cutting for Thomas Edison High School of Technology’s new building on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Following a year marked by significant geopolitical and social change, millennials and Gen Z are sounding the alarm for businesses to step up their efforts to make a positive impact on the broader world, according to Deloitte’s seventh annual Millennial Survey.
Do you think you know the basics when it comes to finances? According to a new nationwide survey released today by MassMutual, millennials still have a lot to learn about fundamental personal finance topics such as credit scores, compound interest and investing.
On May 18, the Washington Redskins 2018 rookies got a lesson in the importance of budgeting last Friday afternoon, as they joined forces with students from Hyattsville Middle School at JA Finance Park Prince George's County in Hyattsville, MD.
Today, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington announced the winners of the 2017 Junior Achievement Essay Competition. This year's competition was intense, as over 1,100 qualified answered this year's question: "Several great entrepreneurs, including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, dropped out of college before getting their degrees. How important do you think a college education is to your future success?"
A new survey by Junior Achievement USA and AIG finds that only half of teens cite becoming financially independent of parents as one of their future goals. The 2018 JA Teens & Personal Finance Survey offers insight into how this generation is thinking about and planning for their financial future while emphasizing the value of financial literacy and personal finance programs.
The Greene Turtle has joined the growing list of Storefront Partners to commit to inspiring students at the forthcoming JA Finance Park Montgomery County. The Greene Turtle will serve as the Dining Out Storefront Partner at the new Park.
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the fourth consecutive time that Junior Achievement of Greater Washington has earned this top distinction.
When Marcie Leggett enters a room, her electric smile infects others almost instantly. When she speaks, her confident demeanor and Southern charm attracts attention and admiration from anyone who listens.
Paying bills, budgeting and taking out a loan is a ton of fun. At least, that's what middle school students think after spending a day at Junior Achievement Finance Park in Fairfax. For weeks ahead of the field trip, students learn about personal finance. Then, their skills are tested at the park.
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.