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Meet Misti Collier - 2014 JA of Abilene's Volunteer of the Year
Blog from JA USA

 By Evan Simmons
Work Readiness

Over 200 adults volunteer their time each year with nearly 5,000 students in the public school classrooms of 6 Big Country school districts by teaching Junior Achievement's principles of work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. By sharing their personal and professional experiences and skills with students, volunteers help students understand the skills they will need to succeed...

Corona Queens Teen Has $10,000 Reasons to Give Thanks at the Junior Achievement of New York Annual Dinner
Blog from JA USA

 By Cassie Benzinger
Work Readiness

[Junior Achievement of New York Annual Awards Dinner]A Corona, Queens student has $10,000 reasons to give thanks this coming holiday season. On Tuesday, Nov. 18, Joseph Hernandez, a 12th grade student at the Academy of Finance and Enterprise high school, received a $10,000 Student of the Year Scholarship Award to support his college dreams at the 2014 Junior Achievement of New York Annual Awards...

JA Volunteer's Extraordinary Effort Recognized with a Gold Leadership Award
Blog from JA USA

 By Cassie Benzinger
Work Readiness

In the past 20 years, JA volunteer Chuck Siemen has...

Parent Confirms JA Lessons' Impact
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 By Cassie Benzinger
Work Readiness

Volunteers interact with students every day, and many times never know...

Sixteen Big Country High School Seniors Are Awarded Scholarships.
Blog from JA USA

 By Evan Simmons
Work Readiness

$94,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPSAWARDED BYJUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF ABILENESixteen Big Country High School Seniors Are Awarded Scholarships By Junior Achievement of Abilene.ABILENE ? (June, 2014) ? Junior Achievement of Abilene is proud to announce the awarding of sixteen four-year scholarships to benefit area high school seniors pursuing higher education. With a combined value of $94,000, the scholarships...

Starting a Small Business in Abilene
Blog from JA USA

 By Evan Simmons
Work Readiness

Are you dreaming of becoming a small business owner? Do crave to be your own boss, or just have an idea that you know will succeed if you can just pull it all together? Starting your own business, even in a thriving economy, can be challenging on many levels but there are many resources to help you along the way.Any successful entrepreneur will tell you that to successfully get your small business...

Our Future For Youth Education In Abilene Texas
Blog from JA USA

 By Evan Simmons
Work Readiness

Wouldn?t you agree that our youth, both boys and girls, have a right to education? Would you believe that our youth are neglected? Educating our youth is not just about being ready for a job. Education helps us understand so much more. Education teaches us about our rights. When we are aware of our rights we make sure that our rights are respected. Our rights are the choices that we make....

Junior Achievement Volunteer in Abilene
Blog from JA USA

 By Evan Simmons
Work Readiness

Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Junior Achievement Volunteer in...

Kid-Created Company "Eraselet" Wins Big with JA
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 By Cassie Benzinger
Work Readiness

Eight-year-old Audrey Frazee was always losing her erasers. No matter what she did, she could never seem to keep track of this essential second-grade...



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