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Empowering the Future: Junior Achievement and Financial Planning
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 By Kelsey Matzinger

Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is a vital skill that everyone should acquire, but it's often overlooked in traditional education. JA recognizes this gap and steps in to provide students with hands-on learning experiences. These experiences range from budgeting, saving, and investing to understanding credit and debt, enabling young people to develop a strong foundation in personal...

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Empowering Tomorrow’s Female Business Leaders
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 By Kelsey Matzinger

Entrepreneurship

Junior Achievement serves as a beacon of hope for aspiring women entrepreneurs, providing them with the knowledge, skills, and inspiration to succeed in the world of business. By fostering a culture of entrepreneurship, encouraging risk-taking, and exposing young women to female role models, JA empowers the next generation of female business leaders. The impact of JA on women entrepreneurs is...

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Empowering Middle Schoolers: Junior Achievement and the Solution to Financial Literacy
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 By Kelsey Matzinger

Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is a crucial skill that middle schoolers need to navigate the complexities of the modern world. Junior Achievement serves as an effective solution by providing tailored financial education programs that empower young individuals. Through our programs, volunteer mentors, hands-on learning experiences, and career exploration initiatives, we equip middle schoolers with the...

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Building a Bright Future
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Financial Literacy

The pursuit of higher education has long been heralded as a gateway to a brighter future, providing individuals with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities needed to achieve their dreams. However, the rising costs of college education have made it increasingly challenging for families and students to access this particular path to...

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Revolutionizing Resumes
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 By Kelsey Matzinger

Work Readiness

Long are the days of sitting behind a computer screen for hours on end trying to put into words your accomplishments and what you’ve done in your job and career. The arrival of the digital age has not only transformed the way we live and work but has also revolutionized how we present ourselves to potential employers. In this era of constant change, the convergence of two significant phenomena,...

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Harnessing the Power of Generational Diversity
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Work Readiness

The world of work is in a constant state of flux, driven by technological advancements, changing economic landscapes, and evolving societal norms. In this dynamic environment, the importance of work and career readiness has never been more pronounced. Organizations like Junior Achievement (JA) play a pivotal role in preparing the next generation for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead....

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Empowering the Future
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Corporate Responsibility

In a world often consumed by its relentless pace and individual pursuits, there exists a unique breed of organizations that stand as beacons of hope, dedicated to serving the greater good and fostering positive change. National Non-Profit Day, celebrated on August 17th, serves as an annual reminder to acknowledge and celebrate the invaluable contributions made by non-profit organizations in...

2022-2023 Annual Report

Junior Achievement Annual Report 2022-2023

 By JA Of Lincoln

Community Involvement

Junior Achievement of Lincoln is one of over 100 local JA Areas across the nation, and together we are the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA's programs—in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial...

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Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge 2023

 By JA Of Lincoln

Community Involvement

Junior Achievement is bringing the stock exchange to Nebraska! This fun-filled, action-packed competition gives high school students the opportunity to experience the stock market first-hand while enhancing team-building and communication skills in a fast-paced environment.Students complete five in-class lessons prior to the competition to learn about the basics of the stock market and the...

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The Rising Trend of Teens Using AI for Schoolwork
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 By Kelsey Matzinger

Entrepreneurship

The survey conducted by Junior Achievement in partnership with Big Village provides crucial insights into the rising trend of teens relying on AI for schoolwork. While generative AI presents immense potential, it is essential to navigate the ethical considerations and the impact on students' learning experiences. As we continue to witness the integration of technology in education, it becomes...



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