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San Diego Humane Society and The Super Dentists Find a New Home at the McGrath Family JA BizTown

Dental check-ups and finding new parents for furry friends are now a part of the JA BizTown experience for thousands of fifth graders in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Cali -- The McGrath Family JA BizTown, a 10,000 square foot mini-city where kids discover how free enterprise works, located at Junior Achievement of San Diego County in Mission Valley, is excited to announce two new shops are joining the thriving metropolis -- The Super Dentists (TSD) and San Diego Humane Society. Dental check-ups and finding new parents for furry friends are now a part of the JA BizTown experience for thousands of fifth grade students in San Diego. Read More

APRIL 28, 2015

San Diego Students to Compete at Junior Achievement’s The Next Big Thing: Entrepreneurs Showcase Competition presented by Cymer, Inc

Over 150 students from various high schools to pitch their businesses

Twenty student companies will present their products and services at Junior Achievement of San Diego County’s The Next Big Thing: Entrepreneurs Showcase presented by Cymer, Inc. on Wednesday, May 6 at Ilumina’s headquarters in Sorrento Valley. Competing companies will have a chance to compete nationally to be named “Student Company of the Year.” Read More

APRIL 22, 2015

Who is Paying for College? Teens Think You Are!

Start the conversation today with your child about money.

The 2015 Junior Achievement Teens & Personal Finance Survey, presented by The Allstate Foundation, revealed that nearly half of teens (48 percent) think their parents will help pay for college. On the flipside, only 16 percent of parents (of teens) report that they plan to help pay. Read More

MARCH 27, 2015

Junior Achievement of San Diego County Welcomes Five New Members to Board of Directors

Junior Achievement of San Diego County (JASD), the nonprofit organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, recently elected five new members to join its board of directors. At the JASD’s monthly Board of Directors meeting, President and CEO Joanne Pastula, welcomed the newest members: Cathy Gallagher (Point Loma Nazarene University), Scott Hollaender (UBS Financial Services Inc.), Mark Johnson (Baker Electric Solar), John Murphy (Qualcomm) and Richard K. Shea (U.S. Bank). Read More

MARCH 25, 2015

Summer Camp!

Registration Starts This Week

Don’t miss a chance to register your child for an unforgettable week at Junior Achievement’s McGrath Family BizTown Summer Camp and JA STEAM Robotic Camp. JA BizTown Summer Camp is an exciting week full of fun activities that will jump start your child’s entrepreneurial spirit. JA STEAM Robotics Camp offers teens a variety of engaging and interactive activities in a high-tech environment to encourage them think beyond the classroom and pursue a career in math, science and technology. Read More

MARCH 16, 2015