Everyone agrees that STEM plays an important role in the job market of today…and tomorrow. But what do teens think of STEM, and other career fields, and how does that perspective differ by gender? The 2017 Teens & Careers Survey by Junior Achievement and EY explores those issues, and more.
JA: A Solution to the Workforce Skills Gap
The workforce skills gap has a significant impact on our nation's productivity, economy, and global competitiveness. Learn more about this issue and how Junior Achievement is addressing it, by teaching students how to apply the knowledge they learn in the classroom to real-world problems and equipping them with the skills they need to be college- and career-ready.
Are Students Prepared for the Workplace?
Educators, businesses, and nonprofit education organizations have a timely opportunity to solve a vexing problem facing American businesses: Graduating students are inadequately prepared to participate in a meaningful way to their employers’ success because they lack basic skills such as communication, problem solving, and critical thinking.
JA Graduation Pathways
As a complement to its focus on helping all students understand the importance of staying in school, Junior Achievement is helping to positively impact one of the biggest economic and social issues facing our country—the high school graduation rate. Read about JA's comprehensive study to develop a model focused on increasing this important metric.
2017 JA Youth and Financial Literacy Survey
In its first survey of elementary-aged children and their parents, Junior Achievement discovers how well kids understand money while learning when parents think children should start learning about financial concepts. This research is presented in conjunction with the Jackson Charitable Foundation.
2016 Teens and Personal Finance Survey
Junior Achievement's 2016 Teens and Personal Finance Survey, sponsored by the Voya Foundation, shows that teens believe borrowers, not the government, are responsible for paying off their student loans.
2015 Teens and Personal Finance Survey
Junior Achievement’s 2015 Teens and Personal Finance Survey, sponsored by The Allstate Foundation, examines teens’ attitudes and behaviors around money management. Some surprising differences between parents’ and teens’ responses came out of this year's study.
2014 Teens and Personal Finance Survey
The 2014 Teens and Personal Finance Survey examines teens' and tweens' attitudes and behaviors around managing money.
Taking it Digital: New Opportunities for Volunteer Service
Junior Achievement, with the help of partners like Citi, is scaling volunteer engagement using technology and a blended learning approach. See what students and teachers have to say about this new model that supports the JA Education Gateway.
Millennials and Entrepreneurship
See what Millennials are saying about becoming entrepreneurs, and how mentoring can play an important role in start-up business growth.
Millennials and College Planning
The rising cost of college is spurring many young adults to re-evaluate their post-secondary education options. See what Millennials are saying about it.
Millennials and Money
How do Millennials manage their money? Are they more frugal or more extravagant than other age groups? See what the data say.
Millennials and Social Good
Millennials have very different ideas than other generations about volunteerism and their preferred ways of supporting their favorite causes.
Millennials and Tech Evolution
It's no surprise that Millennials interact with technology very differently than other generations. Get the scoop here.