On Saturday, April 6, 2019, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington presented the first annual JA Spark Tank Competition, the culminating Shark Tank-style pitch competition and exposition for all JA Company Program® students in the region. The event was hosted at Marymount University – Ballston Center in Arlington, VA.
A new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) and Citizens Bank shows that 63 percent of teens believe they will be financially independent of their parents by the age of 30, meaning that more than a third of teens surveyed do not hold this belief. The survey is being released in conjunction with Financial Literacy Month, which is April.
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington is pleased to announce the appointment of five new Board members: Julie Coons of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, John Durrant of Capital One, Cecilia Hodges of M&T Bank, Eric Lewis of BB&T, and Neil Smith of CrossCountry Consulting.
A new study for Junior Achievement USA by the Population Reference Bureau shows changes from 1970 to 2017 in the characteristics of "disconnected youth," young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not employed nor enrolled in school.
“Someone recently told me that there is no growth in your comfort zone, and no comfort in your growth zone,” said JA Volunteer Gabe Cohen. “Doing the things that often scare us will lead to positive results.”
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington is pleased to announce the appointment of five new Board members: Jonathan Aberman of Amplifier Ventures, Mark Rothman of MYTA Technologies, Jacob Streit of HSBC, Rishi Vyas of PNC Wealth Management, and Tien Wong of Lore Systems.
On December 17, 2018, five student companies made up of almost 50 JA Company Program® students from throughout the D.C. region pitched their new business ideas to a Shark Tank of investors with the hope of securing funds to launch their innovative companies.
Partnership between Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, Montgomery County Public Schools, and Capital One Delivers Digital, High-Impact Financial Literacy Program to Every Montgomery County 7th Grader
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.