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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

The Benefits of Volunteering

Check our Top Ten Lists

When considering the benefits of volunteering, you may find that the impact it has on your life, your well-being and your community is truly worth the time invested. We’ve compiled a top 10 list of the benefits of volunteering; but, don’t be surprised if after your first experience – you discover even more. Read More

JANUARY 31, 2017

“Better Managing Money” among Teens’ Top New Year’s Resolutions According to New JA Survey

JA partnering with 6 Degrees Networking to help teens accomplish this goal at Mission Fed JA Finance Park

January is when many of us make New Year’s resolutions and according to a new JA USA study, millennials want to learn how to better manage their money in 2017. The survey of 13-to-17-year-olds revealed 1 in 5 teens (20%) want to make saving money/learning better money management skills their top New Year's resolution. Read More

JANUARY 18, 2017