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?"
"Think long term. The decisions you make today, whether it's studying, spending or working, have a significant impact on your future. There is no substitute for a good work ethic and hustle!"
This is the advice Julie Simmons gives to the next generation. And it's the same advice that was passed down to her from a young age.
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.
On Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, SUNNIVA Super Coffee, JA's 2017 Entrepreneurship Summit business partner, sought out an investment on ABC's hit TV show "Shark Tank."