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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

And the 2017 JA Company Program winners are?

San Diego's teen entrepreneurs are celebrating this month for scoring 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for creating and pitching the “best start-up company” to a panel of judges at Junior Achievement’s Company Program High School Competition on Thursday, April 2

San Diego's teen entrepreneurs are celebrating this month for scoring 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for creating and pitching the “best start-up company” to a panel of judges at Junior Achievement’s Company Program High School Competition on Thursday, April 20th. Read More

MAY 3, 2017

And the winners are? Results from JA’s High School Pitch Fest Competition

Teen entrepreneurs pitch new businesses to judges to secure start-up funding

Teen entrepreneurs are celebrating this month because they scored 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for creating and pitching the “best start-up company” to a panel of judges at Junior Achievement’s high-school competition, Pitch Fest. Read More

MARCH 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