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Reawakening the American Dream: Homeownership for Generation Z
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Financial Literacy

For over a century, owning a home has been synonymous with the American Dream. Since the 1890s, when homebuilders first linked homeownership with the promise of prosperity, generations of Americans have aspired to build wealth and create legacies through owning their own homes. However, recent trends reveal significant challenges facing young adults in achieving this...

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LG&E and KU Employees Raised over 500,000 for Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana

 By Jillian Cantu

Corporate Responsibility

Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana is thrilled to announce the
resounding success of its recent annual charity bowling event. This year’s event exceeded all
expectations, raising over $34,000 and surpassing $500,000 in the total amount raised by LG&E and KU
employees since...

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Grad Nation: If Not College, Then What?
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Work Readiness

For decades, earning a four-year college degree has been seen as the key to upward mobility. However, rising college costs and increasing student debt are causing many to question the value of a college...

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Summer Jobs = Career Readiness
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Work Readiness

Summer is a season often synonymous with relaxation and leisure for many teenagers. However, an increasing number of teens are leveraging this break from school to gain valuable work experience through summer jobs. These opportunities not only provide immediate benefits but also prepare young people for success in a global...

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Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana Honors Volunteer Recognized for Outstanding Service

 By Jillian Cantu

Community Involvement

Junior Achievement of Kentukiana proudly recognizes the exceptional dedication and service of Jeremy Haydon an employee with JP Morgan Chase for his outstanding contributions to Junior...

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Unlocking Opportunities: Preparing Teens for an AI Future
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 By Kelsey Matzinger

Work Readiness

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has swiftly become a driving force reshaping our world. From enhancing educational experiences to revolutionizing industries, its impact is profound and far-reaching. Yet, amidst the promises of innovation, questions arise, particularly among young people, about the future of work and the career paths that will remain resilient in an increasingly AI-driven...

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From Literacy to Action: Empowering Teens for Financial Wellness
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Financial Literacy

In today's dynamic economic landscape, financial literacy is more than just understanding concepts—it's about taking action. Junior Achievement champions this philosophy with the theme "From Literacy to Action." Our mission is clear: to equip individuals, especially young people, with the tools and confidence needed to navigate personal finances...

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Because of JA...The Impact of Junior Achievement on Fi’s Life
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Community Involvement

In a world where the impact of every action matters, volunteering stands out as a powerful means of making a difference. At the heart of JA lies the belief that every individual has the potential to shape the future, regardless of their background or circumstances. Through initiatives like "Because of JA," volunteers contribute to meaningful change, one classroom at a...

Samtec Store in JA BizTown

A New Business Opens at Junior Achievement BizTown

 By Jillian Cantu

Corporate Responsibility

Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana proudly announces a dynamic collaboration with Samtec to unveil a simulated Samtec facility within JA BizTown®, an innovative program designed to bridge classroom learning with real-world experiences for...

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Stemming the STEM Decline
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Work Readiness

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers have long been hailed as the anchor of innovation and economic progress. However, despite the critical role they play in shaping the future, there's a concerning trend in the declining interest among students, particularly in non-medical STEM...



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