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Junior Achievement Career Fair Impacts 22,000 Students!

While the COVID-19 pandemic has halted in-person career exploration programs for students, Junior Achievement has created a new opportunity for students to explore career pathways and connect with industry experts in a safe and innovative way. Over 22,000 eighth through twelfth grade students from across Minnesota, North Dakota, and Western Wisconsin will participate in the JA Inspire Virtual Career Fair Continue Reading...
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A conversation with Jessica Winnie of MNBlackBox

Staff members of our JA team got a special surprise on their doorstep in honor of Black History Month. Each member of our team received a custom curated box from MNBlackBox – a local company dedicated to amplifying Black businesses through a monthly subscription service. We were so inspired by the work that Jessica Winnie, the owner behind MNBlackBox, is Continue Reading...
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Welcoming our Newest Board Members | January 2021

We are pleased to be welcoming many new board members to our JA Board of Directors. The expertise these individuals bring to the team will really allow us to expand our efforts to continually inspire this next generation to achieve success. Please join us in welcoming them to our organization.  Amy Brachio, EY, Partner, Global Business Consulting Amy leads EY’s Continue Reading...
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Unemployed Youth Learn Finance and Career Skills During Pandemic with JA & Ramsey County

The onset of COVID-19 has impacted nearly every facet of our day to day lives, one of which is youth employment. Teenagers who might have taken on summer jobs, or who work part time during the school year, have been impacted by the shifting workforce and economy. As a result, many have not only missed out on earned income, but Continue Reading...
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Honoring the Legacy of Hugh Schilling

1924 – 2020 JA Board Member – 1971; Emertius Board member to date 2008 JA Business Hall of Fame Laureate JA USA Gold Leadership Award Founder, Schilling Family Legacy Society, Junior Achievement Foundation of the Upper Midwest   A letter from past and current JAUM Presidents: Last month our region lost a great leader, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who quietly built Continue Reading...
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JA Company Program Youth Take Top Prize at MN Cup Youth Division Competition

Following a great week of pitches from 27 finalist teams, the MN Cup competition has announced this year’s division winners. We are celebrating the hard work and dedication of two JA Company Program start-ups who took the 1st place (BioBev) and runner-up (Meiya) prizes in this year’s 18 and under Youth Division.  During their time participating in JA Company Program, Continue Reading...
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Meet Sara Dziuk, our new President & CEO

What do you like to do when you are not working? I am married with three young children (Addie 8, Sully 6, and Ellie 1), so I live a full life outside of work. We are currently working through our Dziuk Summer of Fun list and find ourselves on outdoor adventures often. Lately, we have been geocaching. This has been Continue Reading...