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Celebrating Computer Science Week

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and National Science Foundation, by 2020, there will be one million more jobs than students entering the coding and computer science fields. California is one of 17 states that still does not require all high schools to offer computer science courses towards graduation. For these reasons, JA kicked off Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 4-8) by putting tech experts inside classrooms Read More

DECEMBER 8, 2017

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

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

LPL Financial and JA Prepare High School Seniors for Career Success

LPL Financial and Junior Achievement partnered to bring the “JA Career Success” curriculum to 75 Hoover High School students for a one-day symposium hosted at National University. The program allowed seniors to work closely and interact with LPL business professionals to explore fundamental elements of career success. Students learned valuable skills to find their perfect job, including writing resumes, cover letters and interviewing techniques. Read More

DECEMBER 14, 2016

New JA Study Shows Parents Face Challenges Paying for Back to School School Supplies

This week marks the end of summer for thousands of San Diego students as they head back to school. The beginning of a new school year is always a very exciting time however, a new study shows that it can also be a very expensive time, especially for parents. According to a recent JA USA survey, one-in-five (20%) of teens said their parents or guardians face financial problems when paying for school supplies. Read More