News

November 2017

October 2017

JA Welcomes Lisa Kenney
MD Daily Record features Lisa Kenney, JA's new Director of Development.
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JA "Shark" Shares Her Experience
Linda Sorg Ostovitzthe, Principal at Offit Kurman, shares her experience at JA Rising Women in Howard County as participants pitch their business idea.
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Together, What an Impact We've Made!
JA Board Chairman Tod Sadowski shares the impact JA has made in the past year and the newest programs sweeping through Central Maryland.
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September 2017

JA Rising Women Featured in Her Mind Magazine
Meet the “Rising Stars” of the unique JA program that empowers a new generation of female entrepreneurs.
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JA Back-to-School News
It's that time again! As our students head to school, they've been busing over the summer running their own businesses and learning key skills to market their future plans. See what they've accomplished and meet a new JA staff member in the latest JA Edge edition.
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August 2017

WJZ Features JA Entrepreneurs at UA House at Fayette
Snowball City, a JA student company, sparked entrepreneurial ingenuity and a hands-on experience for young budding entrepreneurs.
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JA Summer News
This was one for the record books! We wrapped a stellar 2016-17 school year while reaching more students than ever in Central Maryland.
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July 2017

Rachel Russell Joins JA Board of Directors
JA volunteer and Allegis Group executive Rachel Russell joins the organization in a new role.
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June 2017

5 Minutes with Paula Shin
Meet Paula Shin, a JA Rising Women participant, who won a Dale Carnegie Young Adult Leadership Program Scholarship this summer.
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Tom Sadowski Named JA Board Chairman
Tom Sadowski, the vice chancellor for economic development with the University System of Maryland, will serve as JA Board Chairman.
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Last Call to Register for JA Summer Camp!
JA Summer Camp registration ends Friday, June 16.
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Baltimore Sun Hall of Fame Donates Proceeds to JA
The Baltimore Sun's 2017 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honored the career achievements of leaders throughout Maryland. JA students shined on the stage as they were presented with a $20,000 donation to JA!
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See the Impact of JA Leading Ladies!
JA Leading Ladies has inspired a new wave of future leaders. See how her future is our future.
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Constellation Selects JA as a Benefiting Baltimore Charity
Constellation selected JA as one of eight local charities to receive donations as part of 2017 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship.
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May 2017

Save the Date - JA Office Warriors is Back!
Mark your calendar for this unique event that you don't want to miss!
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JA Company of the Year Expo Highlights JA Rising Women Accomplishments
The first-ever JA Company of the Year Expo crowns a winner and wraps up a successful year of JA Rising Women.
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JA May News
JA Student Company takes top honors and students across the region dive into STEM-based careers.
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JA Featured in ABC2 News How to Save for College and Manage Student Loan Debt
Robin McKinney of the Maryland CASH Campaign highlighted how JA can help students save in the long run.
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April 2017

New JA-Jackson Research Reveals That Today's Children Have A Lot To Learn About Money
Surveys of kids 7-10 years old and their parents demonstrate the need for personal finance education early and often.
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JA April Newsletter
See how JA is inspiring the future through mentors and career paths in this edition of the JA Edge.
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Spring Break Special for JA's Summer Camp Experience
For a limited time only, reduced admission! Register your camper for JA BizTown Summer Venture now!
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Volunteer with JA on the Green!
Calling all golf enthusiasts! Volunteer with JA on the green at the 2017 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, MD on July 11 - 16, 2017.
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March 2017

Dine at Fogo de Chao and Support JA
Join JA for dinner at Fogo de Chao and proceeds from each meal support JA kids!
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JA March Newsletter
Mentor the next generation and see JA students and educators shine!
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JA Bowl-a-Thon Dates Are Here!
Party with a Purpose! Bring your team, select a date, and score a strike for JA kids!
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The Allegis Group Showcases an Employee's Dedication to JA
Rachel Russell, Executive Director, Corporate Strategy and Marketing at Allegis Group is featured for her work with JA.
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Delta Features JA in March Issue of Delta Sky Magazine
JA is featured in the "Delta Salutes" section of the March issue of Delta Sky Magazine.
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Inc. Magazine Features JA Among List of Standouts in Entrepreneurial Education
Inc. Magazine listed JA in its article "Nine Organizations Are Turning Kids Into Entrepreneurs." Given the largest space to JA, Inc. calls us "the granddaddy of youth entrepreneurship" and discusses our cutting-edge school-within-a-school concept called JA Academy.
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February 2017

February Newsletter
Mentor the next generation, Chick-fil-A joins JA BizTown and more all in this month's JA Edge!
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5 Minutes With Nick Anderson
Get to know Nick Anderson, JA's new Director of Entrepreneurial Experiences.
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AT&T Supports JA BizTown Students
Through volunteers and support, local students visited JA BizTown and connected classroom learning with real-world application of a global economy.
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The Allstate Foundation Awards $57,500 to Junior Achievement of Central Maryland
JA receives $57,500 from The Allstate Foundation to support JA programming.
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JA Board of Directors Welcomes Dr. Sonja Santelises
Dr. Sonja Santelises brings her almost 30-year career in teaching and student achievement to JA's Board of Directors.
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JA Board of Directors Adds Mike Morton
Mike Morton, a partner at Deloitte & Touche joins JA's Board of Directors.
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Kim O'Brien Joins JA Board of Directors
Kim O'Brien, Claim Field Director at Allstate Insurance brings her experience to JA's boardroom.
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HoCo Journal Podcast Highlights JA's Importance on Life Skills
Dragon Digital Radio's HoCo Journal podcast sits with Hina Naseem, Regional Director of Anne Arundel, Frederick and Howard Counties, to discuss the importance of JA programs for local students.
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January 2017

MPT: Your Community Features JA for Second Installment
Board Chair Billy Yerman discusses new JA initiatives and partnerships to benefit Central Maryland youth.
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January News from JA
We kicked off 2017 with a strong start. We've received recent press about our programs, it's JA Alumni Month, and we continue to see JA students soar!
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JA Board Welcomes Kathleen Getz
JA announces the addition of Kathleen Getz to the board. She is the dean at the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola University, Maryland.
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Katilin Bowman joins Towson University's Professional Leadership Program for Women
JA's VP of Strategic Partnerships, Kaitlin Bowman, joins the third class of Towson University's Professional Leadership Program for Women. The program provides hands-on practical learning and coaching in a supportive environment.
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JA Alumni Soar Above
Junior Achievement Alumni in the U.S. and Maryland attain higher levels of education, income, and entrepreneurship through JA programming.
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JA Talks Entrepreneurship in Baltimore Sun Op-Ed
Senior Vice President Kim Fabian discusses the entrepreneurial and adventurous attitude of millennials—those born between 1980 and 1995—and how JA’s programs support and guide their ambitious dreams.
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December 2016

JA December News
It may be the end of 2016, but JA programs are in full effect throughout Central Maryland.
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JA Rising Women Featured in The Business Monthly
Howard County High School girls are rising to the entrepreneurial challenge through the growth of JA's Rising Women program.
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Volunteers Needed for January JA BizTown's
Can you help JA kids succeed? Volunteers are a crucial component to a successful day in JA BizTown and we could you use your support to assist students in the month of January.
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JA Featured on Modern Living with kathy ireland®
JA and American Honda Finance Corporation teamed up to help promote teen financial literacy. The interview features JA USA President/CEO, Jack Kosakowski.
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November 2016

JA November News
JA's Newsletter gets a new look as we recap our newest event, JA Office Warriors, and highlight JA's impact on students and their future successes.
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JA Board Adds Bill Atkinson
Bill Atkinson, a partner of 212 Communications, joins JA's Board of Directors.
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Q&A with Allstate's Kim O'Brien
Kim O'Brien, Claim Field Director at Allstate Insurance and new JA Board Member, dives into her relationship with JA and the impact it has had on her.
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JA Alumni Survey Highlights Impact
Junior Achievement USA conducted a survey of more than 700 JA Alumni to better understand the impact JA has had on the lives of the more than 100 million people who have gone through Junior Achievement programs since the organization’s founding in 1919. The JA Alumni were asked about a variety of topics, including educational attainment, career satisfaction, financial capability, income levels, and business ownership.
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Kaitlin Aprill Joins JA Staff
Junior Achievement of Central Maryland welcomes Kaitlin Aprill as office manager.
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October 2016

Harvard University Recognizes JA Finance Park
Harvard University’s Global Education Innovation Initiative highlighted JA Finance Park for its innovative curriculum and pedagogical practices related to 21 st century skills in financial literacy education.
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September 2016

JA Featured on MPT
Board Chair Billy Yerman discusses JA’s impact on students through hands-on experience.
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JA Adds New Marketing Director
Katie Ballance joins the JA of Central Maryland team as the new marketing director.
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August 2016

SC&H Group Highlights JA Partnership
Through various JA programs, SC&H Group has supported students in and out of the classroom.
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USM Partners with JA on B-Power Initiative
The University System of Maryland is turning to JA and other key partners to increase education and career opportunities for Baltimore students.
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January 2016

Baltimore Sun features JA Op-Ed
JA calls on community partners to join in its vision to expose students to future careers and prepare them for success in the workplace.
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