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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...

JA's Maine Business Hall of Fame 2021 Recap

 By Caroline Blanchard
Community Involvement

There was lots of energy and excitement at JA's Maine Business Hall of Fame South on September 29th! Many of Maine’s business community members joined us in the celebration to honor this year’s laureates: Steve DiMillo, Manager of DiMillo’s On the Water, Kathie Leonard, President & CEO of Auburn Manufacturing, Inc., and Larry Wold, Market President of TD Bank. Junior Achievement alumni from...

Why Work Needs Meaning
Blog from JA USA

 By Jack E. Kosakowski
Corporate Responsibility

Much has been made in recent months about “The Great Resignation,” the tendency of young workers, primarily Millennials and Generation Z, to quit their jobs to pursue higher-paying, higher growth...

The Payoff Behind Time Management
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

From the start of life, we learn how to prioritize daily events. From waking up to dinner time to bedtime, we become accustomed to routines. Time management, or what some may say “personal management,” follows the same guidelines, only we adjust our day to fit the non-routine elements better. While this soft skill benefits children of all ages in their learning, it has the long-term impact of...

Qualities and Skills that Transfer to Entrepreneurial Success
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 By Hannah Henry
Entrepreneurship

Every parent wants their child to succeed. To find their "niche" where their personality and skills will pay off in the long run. Fortunately, there is a professional space that is full of possibility and innovation for...

Job Vacancies' Reaching an All-Time High & What it Means for Teens
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the last business day of March 2021 brought a record high of 8.1 million job openings in the United States. Among those hiring, industries including accommodation and food services, state and local government education, arts, entertainment, and recreation experiences experienced the most significant workers'...

Extraordinary Educator: Kimberly Spencer, Yarmouth Elementary School

 By Jenna Jeffrey
Corporate Responsibility

Junior Achievement and MEMIC recognize educators as role models and mentors who help empower, motivate, and prepare students to envision their future and ignite a passion for continuous learning. The "Extraordinary Educators" campaign will take a closer look at Maine educators, their stories, their commitment to serving Maine’s youth, and the impact they have on their students'...

Extraordinary Educator: Allyson Estes, Glenburn Elementary School

 By Jenna Jeffrey
Community Involvement

Junior Achievement and MEMIC recognize educators as role models and mentors who help empower, motivate, and prepare students to envision their future and ignite a passion for continuous learning. The "Extraordinary Educators" campaign will take a closer look at Maine educators, their stories, their commitment to serving Maine’s youth, and the impact they have on their students'...

Extraordinary Educator: Stefanie Duron, All Saints Catholic School

 By Jenna Jeffrey
Corporate Responsibility

Junior Achievement and MEMIC recognize educators as role models and mentors who help empower, motivate, and prepare students to envision their future and ignite a passion for continuous learning. The "Extraordinary Educators" campaign will take a closer look at Maine educators, their stories, their commitment to serving Maine’s youth, and the impact they have on their students'...

Extraordinary Educator: Angela Pecoraro, Congin School

 By Jenna Jeffrey
Corporate Responsibility

Junior Achievement and MEMIC recognize educators as role models and mentors who help empower, motivate, and prepare students to envision their future and ignite a passion for continuous learning. The "Extraordinary Educators" campaign will take a closer look at Maine educators, their stories, their commitment to serving Maine’s youth, and the impact they have on their...



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