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Learning Your Way
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

American lawyer Brad Henry once said, "A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning." It is through learning that personal development comes into fruition and change begins. Yet, learning doesn't always occur in a classroom or a training center. Opportunities to grow are presented to us daily, but it's understanding the learning style you need that...

Patricia Williams

Meet Patricia Williams, Junior Achievement Alumna

 By Stephanie Zlotnick

Community Involvement

We chatted with Patricia Williams, an alumna of Junior Achievement of New York. Here’s what she told us about her experiences and how they shaped who she is...

Jamal Merveil

JA New York from Civic Corps Member, Jamal Merveil

 By Stephanie Zlotnick

Community Involvement

Jamal Merveil is a member of Civic Corps, a division of NYC Service, working with Junior Achievement of New York for the 2018-19 year as a Programs Associate, helping to bring JA programming to the 90,000 students we serve across all...

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Countdown to Resolutions for Teens
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

How old were you when you made your first New Year's Resolution? Do you remember what it was? With 2019 nearly upon us, JA wanted to know if teens are making their resolutions for this upcoming year, and if so, what they were. According to a survey of 1,000 U.S. teens, conducted by Junior Achievement USA and ORC International, nearly 9 in 10 teens (88%) are planning on making New Year's...

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Taking the Stress out of Holiday Spending
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

The holidays are upon us! This means you'll be spending more time with the ones you love AND more money. From Black Friday to holiday December sales, buying during the season of giving has never been easier or more appealing. Once January comes around your generous giving may turn into gifting regret. To keep your bank account happy during the season of holiday shopping, here are our top tips and...

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Why Businesses Fail: Part II
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

Today, research shows that 29% of businesses fail because they run out of money and 17% fail because they lack a business model or plan. In order to thrive as an entrepreneur, it is crucial that business leaders create a cohesive plan that addresses possible risks, road-blocks, and competition within their industry. After identifying a market and the details within the industry, it's time to start...

Why Businesses Fail: Part 1
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Corporate Responsibility

When it comes to business, what you don’t know will cause failure.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an estimated 20% of businesses fail within the first year. 30% fail within the second year, half, 50%, will fail within the fifth-year, and almost three-fourths, 70%, fail within the tenth year. While there are a million views as to why businesses fail, it comes down to one...

EY volunteers in an elementary classroom

EY Connect Day: As Told by JA New York Associates

 By Stephanie Zlotnick

Corporate Responsibility

On Friday, October 5th, 2018, over 600 volunteers from Ernst & Young delivered Junior Achievement programming across 8 school partners, reaching over 4,500 students from Kindergarten to 12th grade. This incredible array of JA in a Day is part of EY's annual day of service, EY Connect Day, during which employees all over the country participate in volunteer activities with hundreds of non-profit...

An Inside Look at JA Program Development
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

From financial literacy and work readiness to entrepreneurship, Junior Achievement (JA) provides countless programs to equip today's youth with skills that will assist in their successes tomorrow. To get a better idea of how we are creating our programming, we pulled in our Senior Vice President of Education & Learning Technologies, Mary Catherine (MC) Desrosiers for an...

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Cracking the 5 Toughest Interview Questions
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

Congratulations! All of your hard work has paid off! You've spent hours perfecting your resume, having friends review it, generating a strong cover letter and determining the right outfit to impress your interviewer. Now, finally, you're walking into your potential new workplace. All you have to do is knock the interview out of the park. Are you ready?

To better prepare yourself for the...



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