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JA Empowers the Next Generation of Female Leaders at the Second Annual Empower Her Summit

 By Beck Harhai

Community Involvement

On March 10, 2023, over 100 high school girls came together to claim their passion, power and potential at Junior Achievement of Western PA’s (JA’s) second annual Empower Her Summit presented by...

Empowering Women on International Women’s Day

 By Beck Harhai

Community Involvement

Junior Achievement celebrates International Women's...

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Second Annual 18 Under Eighteen Event Honors the Next Generation of Leaders

 By Beck Harhai

Corporate Responsibility

Junior Achievement of Western PA (JA) hosted their 18 Under Eighteen recognition ceremony on February 7,...

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JA My Story | Zach Fleming
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Community Involvement

Not every student plans to go to college and finds JA valuable in introducing young people to careers that don’t require a degree, such as in the skilled trades, as well as occupations students can pursue straight out of high school. Volunteers often share their career journeys with students, making JA even more...

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JA Worldwide Nominated for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Community Involvement

We’re proud to announce that JA Worldwide has been nominated for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize, the second such honor in two years. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA...

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Be A Game Changer
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Community Involvement

Volunteers are the game-changer! They are the player that ignites those around them to do better and be better. They are the player that changes the “on court” or “on field” energy that’s a spark plug and leads the team to victory. They are the ones that young people...

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The JA EFFECT – Widening Horizons
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Work Readiness

When she was a child, Socheth McCutcheon’s family escaped Cambodia, which was under the control of the Khmer Rouge, in search of a better life in the United States. Socheth’s family settled in Revere, Massachusetts, near Boston. Socheth now serves as a volunteer for Junior Achievement in New Jersey. She feels it is important to “pay it forward” by being a role model for young people, especially...

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Why JA? And Why Now? Financial Literacy as a Foundation for a Better Life
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Financial Literacy

At Junior Achievement, we view financial literacy as “the other literacy.” Just like reading or writing, we all deal with money on a near daily basis. Junior Achievement employs a pathways approach to teaching financial literacy to young people. By “pathways,” we mean that JA programs are designed to engage students on the subject over multiple grades, from their first days in kindergarten,...

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Meet Toni Schlieper and Andrea Imro, JA’s Newest Additions to the Education Team

 By Beck Harhai

Corporate Responsibility

Toni Schlieper, Program Manager, and Andrea Imro, JA BizTown® Program Coordinator, joined the team on November 16 and are excited to make a lasting impact on the organization, educational programs and schools in our...

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Tap Into Your Entrepreneurial Spirit with These 5 Tips

 By Beck Harhai

Entrepreneurship

Five tips of the biggest tips for inspiring student...



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