As we close out an incredible 2015-2016 school year, in which Junior Achievement volunteers delivered programs to over 63,000 District, Maryland, and Virginia youth, I want to share with  you some advice from Junior Achievement Worldwide CEO Asheesh Advani in Inc. Magazine  on 6 expert ways you can make your kids financially successful for life. It's never too early to get started.

Many think of teenagers being fiscally irresponsible. Everyone wants their  kids to understand the value of money, but somehow, a lot of them never get there. It makes letting them go that much more difficult. You don't have to push your child to be an entrepreneur just so they will understand how to manage money. Actually there are some simple ways to accomplish this task even if you struggle with money yourself.

Advani, a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), has extensive financial experience having built two financial services companies from startup to acquisition. The first was sold to Richard Branson as part of the Virgin Money group and the second was sold to Interactive Brokers, one of the largest brokerage companies in the world. Now, heading up the rapidly growing global organization at JA Worldwide and teaching young people fiscal responsibility in more than 100 countries, he has seen what works best. Here are his insights for getting your kids on the road to financial freedom.  Click to read more>>

Ed Grenier
President and CEO
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington 


WASHINGTON REDSKINS ROOKIES ATTEND JA FINANCE PARK®, RECEIVE CRASH COURSE IN FINANCIAL LITERACY
The Washington Redskins 2016 rookies got a lesson in the importance of budgeting, as they joined forces with eighth graders at Kenmoor Middle School at JA Finance Park® in Landover.  While more than 9,000 Prince George's County Public Schools students go through the financial management program in the classroom each year, the Redskins rookies and Kenmoor Middle School students utilized a modified version of the program for a crash course in financial literacy.  Read More >>

2016 WASHINGTON BUSINESS HALL OF FAME LAUREATES ANNOUNCED
Washington Business Hall of Fame founders, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, the Greater Washington Board of Trade and Washingtonian announced the 2016 Hall of Fame laureates: Diane Hoskins (Gensler), Tony Nicely (GEICO), Kenneth Samet (MedStar Heath), and Gary Tabach (Deloitte). The Washington Business Hall of Fame, founded in 1988, recognizes the professional and philanthropic contributions of outstanding business leaders in our region who have made Greater Washington the city that it is today. Reserve your table for November 30th today.   Read More >>
WINNERS OF 2015 JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT ESSAY COMPETITION SPONSORED BY DAVID RUBENSTEIN ANNOUNCED 
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington announced the winners of the 2015 Junior Achievement Essay Competition. This year's competition was intense, as over 1,800 qualified applicants submitted compelling essays answering this year's question: "What does the American Dream mean to you and is it still thriving in Greater Washington?  Each year, a first, second, and third place winner are selected from each of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, and are each awarded a $10,000 scholarship. One grand prize winner is selected from all applicants receives a $20,000 scholarship.  Read More >>

EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING DURING JA JOB SHADOW™ EXPERIENCE
On Thursday, May 5, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington sent 17 students from Eastern High School in Washington D.C. to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) to participate in a JA Job Shadow™ program. The participating students are either currently enrolled or have previously been enrolled in Ms. Perkin's Art class at Eastern High School. The aim of the overall experience was to introduce the students to various artistic and creative jobs offered at the BEP.  Read More >>
YOUR DO MORE 24 SELFIES FOR GOOD WON THE TOP PRIZE AND $2,000 TO INSPIRE OUR REGION'S YOUTH
On Thursday, June 2, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington participated in Do More 24, a 24-hour online fundraiser powered by United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA). Thanks to the over 600 selfies you sent in, JA took the top prize for selfies on Facebook and Instagram, raising over $5,000 to support our experiential financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs in Greater Washington. Read More >>

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