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JA Purse-ology was a huge success!

 By Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana

Community Involvement

JA Purse-ology was held on October 6th at our beautiful JA facility. With over 250 guests in attendance, JA raised over $60,000 for the 160,000 students we plan to serve across northern Indiana next...

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Skills for a New Startup Era
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski


“The Great Resignation” is fueling the boom in small business as more Americans leave their jobs and careers and strike out on their own. The next generation also feels this sentiment, with research by Junior Achievement and The Hartford showing that 60 percent of teens would prefer to start a business over having a traditional...

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Why JA? And Why Now? A Response to a Changing Work and Career Landscape
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Work Readiness

Junior Achievement’s proven programs are shown to inspire and prepare young people for success. Our approach is demonstrated to give students the tools they need to increase their chances of achieving their potential in work, career, and...

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September 2022 JA Young Entrepreneur of the Month

 By Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana & ABC21 Alive


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2022 Junior Achievement and Fannie Mae Youth Homeownership Survey
Blog from JA USA

 By Ed Grocholski

Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement USA and Fannie Mae collaborated on a survey to better understand teens' perspectives on homeownership, specifically the desirability of owning a home one day. The survey also explored teens’ understanding of mortgages and credit scores, as well as the value they place on having financial literacy education programs in high school that cover these and other concepts related to...

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 By Higher Education Team

Work Readiness

College is a time of significant transition and discovery. This can be fun and exciting, but also stressful. Whether you’re completing an online or on-campus program, devoting your time and energy to learning is a complex process. You will have to learn how to balance classes and studying with work, extracurricular activities, and social...

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 By Higher Education Team

Work Readiness

Many college classes involve lectures from professors and discussions among classmates. Taking notes during these lectures and discussions is an important part of the learning process.Research has shown that note-taking improves students’...

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Work Readiness

A study plan is an organized schedule outlining study times and learning goals. Just like with work or school schedules, college students should develop a schedule that sets aside dedicated time each week for studying. This schedule should include dates of quizzes, tests, and exams, as well as deadlines for papers and...

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 By Higher Education Team

Work Readiness

Many college students feel stressed and overwhelmed when a test or exam is approaching. Following our study plan and time-management tips should help you feel more prepared in the lead-up to an exam. When it comes time to study, there are many common study methods that can help enhance your exam prep, and reduce your stress. Below is a detailed list of common study methods college students use to...

image of an individual's hand highlighting text on notebook paper - Use Test-Taking Strategies on Exam Day

 By Higher Education Team

Work Readiness

Exam day has come, and although you are well-prepared, you might still feel a bit anxious. Don’t worry. It’s perfectly normal for students to feel some stress when it comes to test-taking, even if they have studied well and know the material.

The following tips will guide you through exam prep and the exam itself. Remember that every exam is different. This test-taking guide is written in a...

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