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Computer Science Education Week: Dec. 7 - 11

JA encourages students to pursue careers in STEM-related industries

To kick-off Computer Science Education Week, Junior Achievement will be hosting a variety of educational workshops with leading business professionals. Students will be learning amazing thing: IT, coding, app-building, video production, computer science and web design. The goals is encourage them to pursue a career in the growing STEM-related industries. Read More

DECEMBER 4, 2015

JA Brings Professionals Inside Pomerado Elementary to Teach Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement of San Diego will host a JA Day at Pomerado Elementary School in Poway on Wednesday, December 2nd. Employees from Bridgepoint Education and Ashford University will take over the entire school K- 5th grades to teach the importance of getting a job, starting a business and how to manage money. JA in a Day is a unique initiative that allows volunteers to teach Junior Achievement's five elementary school programs. Read More

NOVEMBER 25, 2015

Are You an IT/Tech Professional? Share Your Passion with High School Students during Computer Science Education Week in December

We are seeking San Diego IT/Tech Professionals to serve as guest speakers in high schools during Computer Science Education Week December 7th-11th. This will be a 1-hour time commitment. You will be presenting during normal school hours 8 AM-3 PM. You will talk about technology careers, your background/personal story, and you will seek to inspire youth to consider pursuing an education and career in computer science Read More

NOVEMBER 19, 2015

Junior Achievement brings Entrepreneurs inside the classroom during Global Entrepreneurship Week

Professional experts play critical role in encouraging the next generation of leaders to consider starting their own business

San Diego, CA -- As part of Entrepreneur Week (November 16-22), JA of San Diego County will put entrepreneurs into the classroom to help students better understand the challenges and benefits of starting a business. Although state figures show that entrepreneurs in California earn $58 per hour or $121,270 per year on average, there are more small businesses failing that starting in the US, since the 2006 recession. Read More

NOVEMBER 18, 2015

Frightening Fact? Many Millennials Plan to Spend More than $70 on Halloween

Generation known for frugality spending more this year on popular holiday activities

San Diego, CA. - Showing the increasing popularity of Halloween among young adults, a recent survey of 1,000 13-30 year olds by market research firm Ypulse found that those age 18 or older plan to spend $72.21 this year on costumes and holiday-themed activities. Last year, in a similar survey, young adults 18-30 said they planned to spend $56.10 on their Halloween costume. Read More

OCTOBER 16, 2015