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.
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.
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.
JA is pleased to announce that Innovative Training, Events, and Professional Solutions, LLC (ITEPS) is the newest partner at Junior Achievement of Greater Washington’s forthcoming JA Finance Park Montgomery Counter, partnering as the conference room sponsor.
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington is thrilled that Washington Gas chose to highlight their partnership with JA in their 2018 Energy of the City, an eco-friendly and sustainable living lifestyle magazine.
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.
It’s not where you start—it’s where you finish. That could be the motto of the four people being inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame. They worked hard, capitalized on opportunities, and exceeded their own expectations.
Junior Achievement (JA) of Greater Washington announced today that it will be inspiring high school students during November with the JA Launch Lesson, sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP. The initiative, designed to coincide with National Entrepreneurship Month, will put entrepreneurs into high school classrooms across America during the week to share what inspired them to start their own business and to open students’ eyes to the opportunities provided by entrepreneurship. JA of Greater Washington will be working with local entrepreneurs to impact students across the Washington DC Metro area.