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August 14 is National Financial Awareness Day.

But truth be told, every day is Financial Awareness Day at Junior Achievement (JA). For decades, the non-profit has worked to equip tomorrow's leaders – students in elementary school through high school – with financial and entrepreneurial tools to build meaningful careers and successful lives.

CNH Industrial Foundation Issues Grant to Junior Achievement of South Central PA

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The CNH Industrial Foundation recently issued a grant to Junior Achievement of South Central PA, U.S.A. CNH Industrial employees in New Holland, PA along with employees at other North America locations volunteer with Junior Achievement throughout the year. Together, the goal is to help as many students as possible prepare for the future through programs in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship education. We are partnering together to invest in the future of our communities!

SunTrust Foundation Awards $1.5 Million Grant to Junior Achievement of Greater Washington

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ATLANTA, Oct. 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ —The SunTrust Foundation today announced a three-year partnership with Junior Achievement of Greater Washington (JA) and a $1.5 million grant to support JA Finance Park®, an innovation in experiential education designed to engage middle school students and prepare them for life and work outside of school. With this grant, the SunTrust Foundation will become the JA Finance Park signature partner at two locations in Fairfax, Virginia, and Prince George’s County, Maryland. 

National Financial Awareness Day Survey: Cash is Still King with Teens When it Comes to Purchases

Research by Junior Achievement and Alliance Data Shows that Cash is Still Popular with Teens, but Technology is Becoming a Favored Money Management Tool
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August 14, 2019  /3BL Media/ -Teens may love technology, but most still rely on cash when it comes to purchases and getting money from mom and dad. In fact, 80 percent of teens who receive money from parents or caregivers say it is in the form of cash and 75 percent of teens say they have made purchases in cash. Despite this, budgeting apps are gaining in popularity.

Arrow Electronics Ignites Entrepreneurial Spirit in Denver Youth

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For the fifth year, Arrow Electronics was the presenting sponsor of Junior Achievement (JA) Business Week. JA Business Week, a week-long camp for high school students, allows teens to explore leadership concepts and build confidence alongside Denver’s business leaders. The unique project-based program focuses on practical applications and real-world problem solving.

NRG Energy’s PositiveNRG Week Delivers People Power to Communities Nationwide

11th Annual Week of Employee Volunteerism Prioritizes Community Resilience
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PRINCETON, N.J., May 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ — For the 11th consecutive year, NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) employees took to the communities where they live and work to volunteer in the name of “positiveNRG week,” the company’s annual week of volunteering. This year’s efforts resulted in nearly 1,000 NRG employees across 16 states volunteering nearly 5,000 hours to 71 charities and nonprofits.

Our Leaders Take Time to Inspire Young Minds

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“Something that stood out and appealed to me was the activity about building your own bridge out of paper, balloons and tape”, said Givanna Puran, New Hyde Park High School student. “This experience enlightened me by creating a bridge with the smallest amount of materials. It definitely showed me that small things can have a significant impact.”

Bechtel and JA Inspire Girls to Dream Big and Think Differently About STEM Careers

At Bechtel, we’re stepping forward with our nonprofit partners to influence girls early in their education, to encourage them to dream big about STEM careers, and to change the future of our world.
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Voya Financial’s Christina Hack Joins Board of Junior Achievement of Southeastern Pennsylvania

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October 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that Christina Hack, senior vice president, Strategic Financial Management, Planning and Analysis, has joined the board of directors for Junior Achievement (JA) of Southeastern Pennsylvania, serving greater Philadelphia. JA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Voya’s longstanding partnership with JA spans more than 15 years and, Voya Financial Chairman and CEO Rodney O.

Junior Achievement volunteers help students make ‘cents’ of their future

Wells Fargo team members share the impact Junior Achievement has had on their lives — and why they enjoying giving back to future generations.
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Curt Todd still remembers serving as CEO of his first business in high school, selling piggy banks and car rearview mirror decorations with his school’s mascot on them. He and a few classmates sold stock and used the money to buy materials and manufacture their products, which they sold at sporting events.

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