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Junior Achievement, Microsoft Prepare Valley Students


Junior Achievement of Arizona (JAAZ) and Microsoft announced a new collaboration as part of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative to help local students explore careers in the technology hardware and software industries. Through Microsoft YouthSpark, students from GateWay Early College High School, Girls Leadership Academy, Mesa High School and Skyline High School participated in the JA… Read More →

Financial Literacy Needs To Be Taught Outside The Classroom

Financial Literacy Needs to be Taught Outside the Classroom
by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

As the spring school semester begins, one of the most valuable lessons that kids, especially teens, can learn isn’t being taught in a classroom setting: financial literacy. Or, how not to graduate into financial problems. But, aside from the birds and the bees talk, the money talk is probably the most uncomfortable for parents. To… Read More →

Junior Achievement JA You’re Hired! Challenge Teaches Students Workforce Skills

Junior Achievement JA You’re Hired! Challenge 2011
by in Education | Events

Hundreds of Valley high school students learn workforce skills, compete for internships at the Junior Achievement of Arizona (JAAZ) JA You’re Hired! Challenge at the Tempe Center for the Arts According to a 21st Century Skills study, 42 percent of employers rate the overall preparation of high school graduates for entry-level jobs as deficient. On… Read More →