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Read the latest in the media about JA and the impact it is having in the community.

Junior Achievement Presents Scholarship Opportunities to High School Students

Junior Achievement of Southwest New England is proud to announce four scholarship offerings this year. JA’s mission is to empower young people to own their economic success through JA’s three pillars: financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship. JA recognizes that for a successful future, education is key. This year, Junior … Read More

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Yale Young Global Scholars, Junior Achievement Announce Partnership to Provide Scholarship to Rigorous Academic Summer Program

Yale Young Global Scholars and Junior Achievement of Southwest New England (JA) have established a partnership that aims to provide a full-tuition scholarship to a student who has participated in Junior Achievement in high school and is accepted to then 2017 Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS). This scholarship is … Read More

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Students Participate in Junior Achievement’s JA Be Entrepreneurial Challenge at The Hartford

A total of 86 students from three area high schools learned the fundamentals of starting a business by participating in JA Be Entrepreneurial Challenge held at The Hartford, Windsor campus on December 8 . These students, from Windsor High School, Enfield High School and High School Inc., used Junior Achievement’s … Read More

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University of Hartford’s Greek life Members Continue their Volunteer Support for Junior Achievement

Tomorrow, University of Hartford’s Greek life members will once again volunteer for Junior Achievement of Southwest New England at Reggio Magnet School of the Arts in Avon. Over 40 UHart Greek life members will be teaching JA curriculum in 18 classrooms, Kindergarten through 5th grade. “Junior Achievement allows our members … Read More

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Junior Achievement of Southwest New England Welcomes new Director of Education, Mario Chiappetti

Mario Chiappetti joins JA as the new Director of Education, overseeing the Education Department and its team of Education Managers. Mr. Chiappetti, a resident of Simsbury, has extensive experience in the insurance industry, most recently as the Senior Vice President of SPARTA Insurance and before that held various senior roles … Read More

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Junior Achievement of Southwest New England hosts 7th Annual New Haven Partners in Achievement Breakfast

Junior Achievement of Southwest New England will host its 7th annual Partners in Achievement Breakfast at the New Haven Lawn Club on Wednesday, November 16th. The event will take place from 7:15 A.M to 9:00 A.M.  During the first part of the breakfast, guests are welcome to network with other … Read More

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Junior Achievement and Prudential Join Forces To Bring Job Shadow To Hartford High School Students

Hartford, CT—On Tuesday, October 18th, Junior Achievement of Southwest New England and Prudential Financial/Retirement will host three Hartford high schools from 9A.M. to 1:30 P.M. exploring different careers and departments at Prudential. The job shadow will take place at Prudential’s site in Downtown Hartford, where the students will have the … Read More

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President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest New England named Millennial Move Maker

Hartford, CT—Jeremy Race, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest New England,  has been selected as a “Millennial Move Maker” in the Greater New Haven area. Race will be honored along with 11 other recipients during the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce’s Big Connect event on November 17th. … Read More

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Junior Achievement’s Career Connections for Young Women Program to begin in December.

Hartford, CT — Junior Achievement of Southwest New England and the Junior League of Hartford piloted the JA Career Connections for Young Women program in 2014; a program that is geared towards inspiring young women to focus on careers, professional goals, and financial responsibility. JA Career Connections for Young Women … Read More

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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT’S DAY OF SERVICE WITH THE HARTFORD AT HIGH SCHOOL INC.

Hartford, CT — The Hartford observed the anniversary of 9/11 by taking part in the National Day of Service and Remembrance on Friday, September 11, 2011. The National Day of Service and Remembrance marks the start of The Hartford’s Annual Giving Campaign, in partnership with United Way. More than 1,400 … Read More

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