On May 5 th , we sent students from Eastern High School in Washington, D.C. to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. This was just one of many JA Job Shadow experiences we have coordinated with different organizations in the region. Among the students participating in the Job Shadow was Akilah Johnson, the National Winner of the 2015 Doodle4Google contest. Akilah impressed the contest judges as well as people around the world with her vibrant, artistic talent, and powerful, socially relevant content.

Hopefully, Akilah realizes the degree of her talent, which might leave her wondering how she can turn that talent and passion for art into a career.  And that, my friends, is where the JA Job Shadow comes in.

For Akilah, she now has a concrete example of a career she might pursue, right here in her hometown, where she can use her artistic talents, while also making a living. And these are the kind of structured, informative experiences we hope to give each and every student that participates in our JA Job Shadow program. Students experience a "day in the life" of a certain career, and might even be exposed to career options that they didn't know existed previously. It's about connecting what youth are learning into the classroom to the future. 

These experiences are formative, experiential, and engaging. But most of all, they're JA®. 
Ed Grenier
President and CEO
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington 

P.S. If you would like to inspire a group of Greater Washington youth by hosting your own JA Job Shadow™ experience, you can learn more and sign up at www.myJA.org/programs/jobshadow.


JA FINANCE PARK® PROGRAM CHANGES MINDS OF MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS ON IMPORTANCE OF MONEY MANAGEMENT, NEW STUDY SHOWS
Junior Achievement USA ® announced today that research conducted by the independent RMC Research Corporation and the JA Education Group shows that six out of seven students who initially didn't think it was important to manage their money, changed their minds in a favorable direction after participating in the JA Finance Park ® program.  The combination of JA Finance Park®'s financial literacy curriculum and experiential learning program increases the financial capability of middle school students who participate.  Read More >>

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT ® CONTINUES NATIONWIDE PARTNERSHIP WITH E*TRADE TO DELIVER JA ® PROGRAMS TO LOCAL STUDENTS 
Junior Achievement USA (JA ®) and E*TRADE today announced the continuation of a nationwide partnership in which E*TRADE colleagues, leveraging JA ® curriculum, teach students in seven markets across the country, including Greater Washington. T his year alone, in the District, Maryland, and Virginia, over 100 E*TRADE volunteers have given their time and energy as volunteers at JA Finance Park® Prince George's and Fairfax counties. E*TRADE colleagues educate students about real-world challenges when it comes to budgeting, saving, investing, and planning for the future. 
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JA OF GREATER WASHINGTON ANNOUNCES NEW SEATS FOR SUCCESS
INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT JA FINANCE PARK ®
Today, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington unveiled a new initiative called Seats for Success.Seats for Success is a fundraising program where businesses or individuals can name an auditorium chair at one of our three JA Finance Park® facilities in Fairfax County, Prince George's County, or Montgomery County (opening in 2018) while supporting the delivery of the JA Finance Park® program in that region.
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VOICE OF AMERICA FEATURES JA FINANCE PARK® EXPERIENCE AS MODEL OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
A group of middle schoolers is getting a lesson in real life at Junior Achievement Finance Park near Washington, D.C.  "When the students come here, we make it fun and interactive," said Ed Grenier, JA of Greater Washington's president and CEO.  But the lesson starts in the classroom, he says, with about 14 hours of instruction on financial institutions, debt, credit, budgets, and various types of taxes.
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