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Extraordinary Educator: Erin Barry, Sanford Middle School

 By Abby Rioux

Community Involvement

Junior Achievement of Maine, in partnership with MEMIC, recognizes educators for their tremendous work, passion, grit, and perseverance. As role models and mentors, educators empower, motivate, and inspire students to envision a future of possibility. Join us for our 2nd annual Extraordinary Educators campaign as we take a closer look at Maine educators, their stories, their commitment to...

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Extraordinary Educator: Jason Little, Hodgdon Middle/High School

 By Abby Rioux

Community Involvement

Junior Achievement of Maine, in partnership with MEMIC, recognizes educators for their tremendous work, passion, grit, and perseverance. As role models and mentors, educators empower, motivate, and inspire students to envision a future of possibility. Join us for our 2nd annual Extraordinary Educators campaign as we take a closer look at Maine educators, their stories, their commitment to...

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Extraordinary Educator: Mike Burleson, Bonny Eagle High School

 By Abby Rioux

Community Involvement

Junior Achievement of Maine, in partnership with MEMIC, recognizes educators for their tremendous work, passion, grit, and perseverance. As role models and mentors, educators empower, motivate, and inspire students to envision a future of possibility. Join us for our 2nd annual Extraordinary Educators campaign as we take a closer look at Maine educators, their stories, their commitment to...

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Extraordinary Educator: Melanie Brown, Ellsworth Middle School

 By Abby Rioux

Community Involvement

Junior Achievement of Maine, in partnership with MEMIC, recognizes educators for their tremendous work, passion, grit, and perseverance. As role models and mentors, educators empower, motivate, and inspire students to envision a future of possibility. Join us for our 2nd annual Extraordinary Educators campaign as we take a closer look at Maine educators, their stories, their commitment to...

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Maine Business Community’s Secret Weapon: Student Mentorship Through Junior Achievement

 By David Pearl, Yarmouth High School Educator

Work Readiness

Utilizing Maine's business leaders as student mentors makes for an impactful and positive experience, personally and...

Tyler Technologies' Maine App Challenge

 By Tyler Technologies

Entrepreneurship

Did you know that fewer than half of the schools in the United States offer computer science classes? This limits the number of students that ultimately go on to study Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) topics in college, and then later impacts the pool of technical talent available to employers. As a top technology company in the state of Maine, Tyler Technologies aims to...

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10 Million Reasons for Work and Career Readiness Education
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 By Jack E. Kosakowski, President & CEO of Junior Achievement USA

Corporate Responsibility

Recently, and for the first time, the number of job openings in the United States exceeded 10 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) Report. At the same time, there are more than 7 million who are eligible to work but who are...

Inflation, Scarcity, and Teachable Moments
Blog from JA USA

 By Jack E. Kosakowski, President & CEO of Junior Achievement USA

Financial Literacy

Most Americans under the age of 40 are experiencing something they haven’t before; inflation. With the exception of a brief period at the beginning of the Great Recession in 2008, inflation has been restrained for nearly four decades. That means prices rising at a pronounced rate in a short amount of time is a new experience for many Millennials and members of Generation...

Making an Impact: Being a JA Mentor Goes Beyond the Classroom

 By Abby Rioux

Community Involvement

Hilary Rapkin of Wex Inc. shares her experience with Junior Achievement and why she continues to volunteer after 25...

Wants vs. Needs: A Story of Empowerment

 By Abby Rioux

Financial Literacy

When you drove to work this morning, did you wonder if your car was a need or a want? Probably not. But for many Junior Achievement students, even basics like transportation to get to school is not guaranteed. Read about Jennifer, a JA Maine volunteer, who had the opportunity to share with students that sometimes people have different needs and wants, but we are all important parts of the...



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