JA Blog

Is the American Dream Fading?

Study Shows Teens Are Struggling to Buy a Home & Earn a Decent Paycheck

When we think about our children and grandchildren there is an expectation of the “American Dream.” The idea that this generation of young adults will have a higher standard of living than their parents. This is not the case, according to a joint study published by Stanford University, Harvard University and University of California- Berkeley. The study finds millennials in our community cannot afford to purchase a home and are struggling to make a decent wage in today’s competitive economy. Read More

JANUARY 31, 2018

Celebrating JA Alumni Month with Board Member, Brian Cahill

As we continue the tradition of celebrating January as JA Alumni Month, we are proud to feature one of our "WOW" JA graduates: Brian Cahill. The President of the CA Division at Balfour Beatty Construction has been a dedicated supporter of Junior Achievement since his high school days. Brian was first introduced to JA in his home town of Battle Creek, Michigan, when he was encouraged to get involved in the JA Company Program, a hallmark of JA dating back to 1919. His teen company sold radio ads to local businesses. Read More

JANUARY 31, 2018

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Holiday provides the opportunity to come together to impact San Diego's youth

Junior Achievement recognizes the importance of honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy of service. Of all Dr. King’s lasting legacies, one of the most powerful was his belief in strengthening communities and empowering individuals. This belief propelled Dr. King to accomplish a great many things for this country that have inspired generations of Americans. Read More

DECEMBER 25, 2017

Celebrating Computer Science Week

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and National Science Foundation, by 2020, there will be one million more jobs than students entering the coding and computer science fields. California is one of 17 states that still does not require all high schools to offer computer science courses towards graduation. For these reasons, JA kicked off Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 4-8) by putting tech experts inside classrooms Read More

DECEMBER 8, 2017

Thank You for Supporting JA on #GivingTuesday

Become A Champion for Youth

Thank you for supporting JA on #GivingTuesday by growing your gift through the Champions for Youth campaign. The global giving campaign raised nearly $2,000 to support JA's mission to impact 81,500 students this year by teaching them how to get a job, start a business and manage their money. Read More

NOVEMBER 28, 2017