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JA Stock Market Challenge brings the Excitement of Wall Street to San Diego

The event is designed to connect teens to the future world of business and to raise funds to support JA’s life-changing financial literacy programs.

Hundreds of high school students and business professionals from San Diego found out if they could “make it” in the fast-paced trading world of Wall Street at Junior Achievement’s first-ever Stock Market Challenge, sponsored by Qualcomm and Dowling & Yahnke. The competition, hosted at Qualcomm on Tuesday, May 2, gave 140 students from ten-area high schools an opportunity to experience the thrill of the stock market during a live high-tech trading simulation. Later that evening, 12 corporate teams participated in this simulation. Read More

MAY 10, 2017

And the 2017 JA Company Program winners are?

San Diego's teen entrepreneurs are celebrating this month for scoring 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for creating and pitching the “best start-up company” to a panel of judges at Junior Achievement’s Company Program High School Competition on Thursday, April 2

San Diego's teen entrepreneurs are celebrating this month for scoring 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for creating and pitching the “best start-up company” to a panel of judges at Junior Achievement’s Company Program High School Competition on Thursday, April 20th. Read More

MAY 3, 2017

Junior Achievement’s first-ever JA Stock Market Challenge event brings the excitement of Wall Street to San Diego

This exciting, fast-paced event connects teens to the future world of business sponsored by Qualcomm and Dowling & Yahnke

On Tuesday, May 2, more than 150 students from local high schools will get a taste of the fast-paced, high-stakes stock market at Junior Achievement’s first-ever Stock Market Challenge. The high-energy event begins with a student competition and concludes with an evening competition for college and corporate teams. Sponsored by Dowling & Yahnke and QUALCOMM, the program will take place at QUALCOMM Conference Center AZ, located at 10155 Pacific Heights Blvd, San Diego, 92121. Read More

APRIL 30, 2017

And the winners are? Results from JA’s High School Pitch Fest Competition

Teen entrepreneurs pitch new businesses to judges to secure start-up funding

Teen entrepreneurs are celebrating this month because they scored 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for creating and pitching the “best start-up company” to a panel of judges at Junior Achievement’s high-school competition, Pitch Fest. Read More

MARCH 30, 2017

Run for Financial Health at 4.01k Race in April

Love to run? Love a good cause? Grab your friends, family and coworkers and come walk, run or jog for your physical and financial fitness this April 1st! The 4.01K Race for Financial Fitness is an event for all ages, and everyone is welcome – the more runners the better! Read More

MARCH 3, 2017