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Why Work Needs Meaning
Blog from JA USA

 By Jack E. Kosakowski
Corporate Responsibility

Much has been made in recent months about “The Great Resignation,” the tendency of young workers, primarily Millennials and Generation Z, to quit their jobs to pursue higher-paying, higher growth...

The Payoff Behind Time Management
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

From the start of life, we learn how to prioritize daily events. From waking up to dinner time to bedtime, we become accustomed to routines. Time management, or what some may say “personal management,” follows the same guidelines, only we adjust our day to fit the non-routine elements better. While this soft skill benefits children of all ages in their learning, it has the long-term impact of...

Qualities and Skills that Transfer to Entrepreneurial Success
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Entrepreneurship

Every parent wants their child to succeed. To find their "niche" where their personality and skills will pay off in the long run. Fortunately, there is a professional space that is full of possibility and innovation for...

Job Vacancies' Reaching an All-Time High & What it Means for Teens
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the last business day of March 2021 brought a record high of 8.1 million job openings in the United States. Among those hiring, industries including accommodation and food services, state and local government education, arts, entertainment, and recreation experiences experienced the most significant workers'...

Getting Your Child Set Up with a Bank Account
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Financial Literacy

This blog discusses how you can set your child up with his or her first bank account, the benefits, and tips for how you can establish smart financial...

2020-2021 JA NEW YORK STUDENT AMBASSADOR REFLECTIONS

 By Alejandra Romero
Community Involvement

We asked our 2020-2021 Student of the Year and Student Ambassadors to reflect on their experience with JA New York. Keep reading to learn how JA has made an impact on their lives and their plans after...

Helping Your Child Choose a Career Path
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

"What is your future plan?". This is every high schoolers' (and college students') nightmare. At this point in their life, they know what makes them happy, what subjects in school they do well in, and want to have a successful future. A 17 or 18-year-old high school student is expected to have most of their future planned out despite experiencing adult life firsthand. Typically, this is where the...

Q&A with 2020 Student of the Year Aya Ibrahim

 By Alejandra Romero
Community Involvement

Our Student of the Year, Aya, shares her Spring semester and post-high school graduation...

Junior Achievement Big Bend Welcomes New Board Chair
Blog from JA USA

 By Elyse Cornelison
Corporate Responsibility

Cheryl, a Senior Vice President with Capital City Bank, has been a member of the Board since 2013 and has served as a volunteer and on the executive committee as Treasurer & Vice...

2019-2020 Student Ambassador Reflections

 By Stephanie Zlotnick
Community Involvement

We asked our 2019-20 Student of the Year and Student Ambassadors to reflect on their senior year of high school and share the impact Junior Achievement has had on their lives. Read about their JA experiences below and find out where each of them is headed after...



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