JA Blog

Is the American Dream Fading?

Study Shows Teens Are Struggling to Buy a Home & Earn a Decent Paycheck

When we think about our children and grandchildren there is an expectation of the “American Dream.” The idea that this generation of young adults will have a higher standard of living than their parents. This is not the case, according to a joint study published by Stanford University, Harvard University and University of California- Berkeley. The study finds millennials in our community cannot afford to purchase a home and are struggling to make a decent wage in today’s competitive economy. Read More

JANUARY 31, 2018

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


Junior Achievement and San Ysidro School District join forces to prepare and inspire the next generation of leaders

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SAN DIEGO-- Junior Achievement (JA) will host a press conference to announce a new partnership with the San Ysidro School District on Thursday, June 2 from 10 A.M. to 11.30 A.M. at Ocean View Hills Elementary School. The collaboration will bring JA’s financial literacy program to over 4,000 students across seven elementary and middle schools this year. Read More

JUNE 1, 2016

San Diego Fluid System Technologies Hosts JA Job Shadow

Poway high students are exposed to the real-world of learning and technology.

San Diego Fluid System Technologies opened their doors for the second year to host a job shadow with a local high school in collaboration with Junior Achievement of San Diego. While spending a day at a business site, students are exposed to real-world of learning and technology. They learn dressing and speaking professionally, being on time and working as a team, are just as important as a strong academic foundation. Read More

JUNE 1, 2016

JA Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Daniel

Bob Daniel is a dedicated volunteer for Junior Achievement. He believes in JA’s mission to empower young people own their economic success. He has shared his career success and financial knowledge to nearly 800 high school students this year through the Mission Fed JA Finance Park program. Read More

MAY 27, 2016