About Junior Achievement - Position Papers
The Entrepreneurial Workforce
Read the results of a Junior Achievement/Gallup survey about the current state of the American workforce and what can be done to make our workforce more competitive.
Junior Achievement: A Solution to the Workforce Skills Gap
The workforce skills gap has a significant impact on our nation's productivity, economy, and global competitiveness. Learn more about this issue and how Junior Achievement is addressing it, by teaching students how to apply the knowledge they learn in the classroom to real-world problems and equipping them with the skills they need to be college- and career-ready.
What Do Teens Say about Money Management?
Read what teens are saying about how they manage money and when they want to learn these important skills.
Government Stimulus and Economic Recovery
Did the 2009 federal economic stimulus work? Although the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act helped pull the economy out of a serious recession that might have nosedived into a depression, it was not nearly as effective as the government had predicted. This cutting-edge Junior Achievement report discusses the U.S. policymaking process, why the economic recovery is lagging, and the outlook for 2011-12.
How Business Can Help Attack the Dropout Crisis in America
The high school drop-out crisis has far-reaching economic implications. Read how Junior Achievement and AT&T are tackling the issue by providing students with real-world job shadow experiences that enhance the relevancy of education.
Increasing Graduation Rates
This paper provides an overview of the high school dropout issue in the U.S., how school districts and states are responding to this issue, and how Junior Achievement USA is part of a collaborative solution to increasing graduation rates. In this paper, you will be introduced to key statistics and gain a deeper understanding of how Junior Achievement programs reinforce the value of an education and bridge the gap between what is being taught in school and how it can be applied in the real world.
America's Housing Crisis
This JA Critical Issues paper provides a context for understanding America's current housing crisis. Through this paper, the reader will understand how the economic crisis impacted individual homeowners and the entire housing industry.
Benefits of Employee Volunteer Programs
There is ample evidence that volunteering can strengthen work teams and build employee skills as well as contribute to professional development. Check out the impact report results for more information!
Teens Speak Out: Junior Achievement Surveys
New JA/ING Teen Poll on Kids and Careers
Junior Achievement Creates Alumni Success
Junior Achievement reached out to its alumni to help determine the long-term impact of JA programs. Our alumni are more than twice as confident that they can successfully compete in a business environment, compared to adults without JA experience. Check out the impact report results for more information!
JA Position Papers On the Economic Crisis
A Primer on the $1.4 Trillion Federal Budget Deficit
This JA white paper explains the fundamental economics and politics of the issue and discusses the elements involved in reversing the trend of a steadily increasing deficit.
Junior Achievement rings the NASDAQ closing bell
Junior Achievement of New York students ring the NASDAQ closing bell with Junior Achievement USA Chairman Jonas Prising. The event marked the official launch of JA's new Digital Program Strategy, which provides a blueprint for relevant and innovative programs that build young people's capacity to spur economic development and compete in the global marketplace.
New JA Finance Park Opens in Washington, D.C. Area
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks at the grand opening of Junior Achievement’s newest JA Finance Park, located in Fairfax, Virginia.
Behind the Scenes at JA
Behind the scenes at JA is an active core of staff, board members, and volunteers who work hard to impact students lives in new ways. To keep up with the JA latest news, programs, and events, youll want to visit this section often.