JA Blog

Intuit Volunteers Bring a Dose of the “Real World” to Fifth- Graders as a part of The McGrath Family JA BizTown Experience

Employees from Intuit Inc., the international leader in the finance software industry, took a break from their day jobs, to impact the lives of 60 fifth grade students by volunteering at the McGrath Family JA BizTown this week. The accounting professionals helped students from Saint Therese and St. Martin of Tours Academy discover how the “real world” works and tackle some of the challenges of running a profitable business and managing personal finances. Read More

FEBRUARY 24, 2016

Love Is ....JA!

Happy Valentine's Day

As we rush to find that perfect card, orders flowers, or make sure our children have enough Valentine’s to take to school, we somehow forget that sometimes what means the most to others is sharing our TIME. At JA, your time can mean changing a students’life. On this Valentine’s Day we invite you to learn more about what "Love Is" to the 55,000 K-12th grade children we will impact. Read More

FEBRUARY 14, 2016

President Obama Welcomes San Diego Entrepreneur to the White House

The President welcomed student winners from - the JA Company of the Year -including CCA Today's CEO Rachel Gormas. Rachel's team represent Canyon Crest Academy High in Carmel Valley. The teens created a school app to inform students of activities and events on school campus. Read More

DECEMBER 18, 2015

Volunteer Spotlight: Nicole Delport

JA volunteers come from all walks of life, but they all have a common vision: sharing a message of hope and opportunity with each and every young person they reach. Such is the case with Nicole Delport. The young entrepreneur and mother of three started volunteering while working for Bank of America in Phoenix when she was 18 years-old. Read More

DECEMBER 10, 2015

Computer Science Education Week: Dec. 7 - 11

JA encourages students to pursue careers in STEM-related industries

To kick-off Computer Science Education Week, Junior Achievement will be hosting a variety of educational workshops with leading business professionals. Students will be learning amazing thing: IT, coding, app-building, video production, computer science and web design. The goals is encourage them to pursue a career in the growing STEM-related industries. Read More

DECEMBER 4, 2015