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Preparing Our Youth For a Global Economy


One in three Americans currently have a debt in collections. Employers say that nearly 40 percent of graduates lack the skills to succeed in the workforce. American new business failures outpace new business creation.

These seemingly unrelated statistics speak to the heart of Junior Achievement of America’s timely mission: to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Its K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills.

Junior Achievement has chapters in Eastern NC, Central NC and the Triad, each with many volunteer and mentorship opportunities for business professionals, college students, parents and retirees.

Mike Trainor, S&A Communications

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