Team "Sipsy” Wins First Place in 2019 JA Spark Tank Competition

Team "Sipsy” Wins First Place in 2019 JA Spark Tank Competition

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.

More than A Third of Teens Don’t Believe they will be Financially Independent from Parents by Age 30

More than A Third of Teens Don’t Believe they will be Financially Independent from Parents by Age 30

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.

JA USA Releases Study that Examines How "Disconnected Youth" Changed between 1970 and 2017

JA USA Releases Study that Examines How "Disconnected Youth" Changed between 1970 and 2017

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.