Why Work Needs Meaning

The following thought leadership piece was written by Jack Kosakowski, President & CEO of Junior Achievement USA. Why Work Needs Meaning Much has been made in recent months about “The Great Resignation,” the tendency of young workers, primarily Millennials and...

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Opinion: Financial literacy improvements needed in CT

Opinion: Financial literacy improvements needed in CT Bernadine Venditto Aug. 6, 2021 Pictured: Participants in our High School Heroes program at Ansonia High School teach JA lessons to students at Mead Elementary School. With many school systems across the state set...

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JA and Barron’s Celebrate Educational Inclusion Recording

On June 8, Junior Achievement and Barron’s teamed up to celebrate Educational Inclusion! During this virtual event, Mark Cuban, Al Roker, Suze Orman, and others recognized six outstanding organizations closing educational divides and promoting financial capability....

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Workforce Development Panel Recording

On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, in collaboration with Fairfield County's Community Foundation hosted a discussion on K-12 Education in Connecticut in regards to career exploration and readiness for our youth. The keynote speaker...

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JA USA Wins 2021 Award of Excellence from Communicator Awards

Junior Achievement: Lines, a video produced by the Junior Achievement USA Brand Team has won a 2021 Award of Excellence in the Diversity & Inclusion category from the Communicator Awards. Lines was produced as JA’s response to calls for social justice and greater...

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The Arena, Episode 4 Recording

The Arena is a periodic web series where celebrity coaches listen to business pitches from teen entrepreneurs and then provide constructive feedback and guidance. Junior Achievement is doing this series in partnership with the Brian Hamilton Foundation and the Taco...

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JAGFC President Featured on For the People podcast

JAGFC President Bernadine Venditto was featured again on the For the People podcast, after two appearances in 2020. She discussed our upcoming JA Inspire Virtual Career Exploration Fair (coming to JAGFC May 4th) and how JA is continuing to prepare students for a...

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