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Celebrating the McGrath Family JA BizTown’s 10th Birthday!

The popular mini-city has employed nearly 126,000 5th grade students

Junior Achievement is celebrating the McGrath Family JA BizTown’s 10th birthday party on Thursday, June 15th. We are asking supporters to help “light the way” by donating a candle which will be featured on a giant birthday cake during Thursday's special event. The popular 10,000 sq. foot mini-city has “employed” nearly 126,000 5th grade students since 2007. Read More

JUNE 13, 2017

Junior Achievement’s first-ever JA Stock Market Challenge event brings the excitement of Wall Street to San Diego

This exciting, fast-paced event connects teens to the future world of business sponsored by Qualcomm and Dowling & Yahnke

On Tuesday, May 2, more than 150 students from local high schools will get a taste of the fast-paced, high-stakes stock market at Junior Achievement’s first-ever Stock Market Challenge. The high-energy event begins with a student competition and concludes with an evening competition for college and corporate teams. Sponsored by Dowling & Yahnke and QUALCOMM, the program will take place at QUALCOMM Conference Center AZ, located at 10155 Pacific Heights Blvd, San Diego, 92121. Read More

APRIL 30, 2017

“Better Managing Money” among Teens’ Top New Year’s Resolutions According to New JA Survey

JA partnering with 6 Degrees Networking to help teens accomplish this goal at Mission Fed JA Finance Park

January is when many of us make New Year’s resolutions and according to a new JA USA study, millennials want to learn how to better manage their money in 2017. The survey of 13-to-17-year-olds revealed 1 in 5 teens (20%) want to make saving money/learning better money management skills their top New Year's resolution. Read More

JANUARY 18, 2017

LPL Financial and JA Prepare High School Seniors for Career Success

LPL Financial and Junior Achievement partnered to bring the “JA Career Success” curriculum to 75 Hoover High School students for a one-day symposium hosted at National University. The program allowed seniors to work closely and interact with LPL business professionals to explore fundamental elements of career success. Students learned valuable skills to find their perfect job, including writing resumes, cover letters and interviewing techniques. Read More

DECEMBER 14, 2016

Seeking New Volunteers with New Referral Incentive Program!

Now more than ever your continued support as a JA volunteer is needed.

With the new school year, JA's goal is to impact over 75,000 students throughout San Diego County, a 20% increase over last year. So now more than ever your continued support as a JA volunteer is needed. Read More

NOVEMBER 21, 2016