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Retired... Said Who?

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 05.04.2015 | Technology
Denise M. Wilbanks

I'd like to invite you to do a thought experiment. Imagine what it would feel like to have spent most of your life working in corporate America. You...

Junior Achievement New York Now Accepts Bitcoin Donations

Azeem Khan | Posted 04.13.2014 | New York
Azeem Khan

Junior Achievement New York is helping kids to face the stark economic realities of life with financial literacy programs that help these kids avoid future financial crises when they are adults.

STEM Sells: Getting the Female Perspective on Math

John K. Herr | Posted 01.27.2014 | Comedy
John K. Herr

Testing must be made relevant to the everyday lives of teen and 'tween girls. What are their actual dreams and aspirations? Let's take a cue from GoldieBlox and design math tests "from the female perspective."

Teens Need More Awareness of High-Growth Careers in STEM, Medical and Dental Fields

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact
Jack E. Kosakowski

There are many rewarding career opportunities available to our youth, but we must do a better job of educating them about those opportunities.

Parents: See Your Shadow

Neale Godfrey | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

In this age of electronic banking, we are increasingly removed from the physical handling of cash. Our children watch as we pay for groceries, gasoline, restaurant tabs and even parking meters with our "magic" cards. Our children need to see, firsthand, where those funds come from.

Helping Our Young People Secure a Financially Stable Future

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 06.12.2012 | Education
Jack E. Kosakowski

What happened to the dream of a better tomorrow? How do we help our teens -- our future -- get it back?

It's Time to #FixYoungAmerica

Scott Gerber | Posted 05.14.2012 | Impact
Scott Gerber

Youth employment is at a 60-year low. Student loan debt is approaching $1 trillion. Yet young Americans are far more optimistic about our country's future than the pundits would have you believe.

Has the Recession Created a Generation Too Scared to Dream Big?

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 05.08.2012 | Education
Jack E. Kosakowski

We need to nurture our young peoples' abilities to dream, and we need to give them the tools to plan and achieve those dreams. We can't let America get left behind in the global economy.

Giving Our Young People the Gift of Smart Money Management

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 02.13.2012 | Education
Jack E. Kosakowski

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, now is the perfect time to have that conversation with your children and discuss the importance of saving, budgeting and setting financial goals.

Entrepreneurship Education Is Key to U.S. Economic Growth

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 11.27.2011 | Education
Jack E. Kosakowski

When I talk to students, I am struck by their keen insight into important issues currently affecting our economy, such as small business growth and job creation.

Teen Entrepreneurs Show Us the Future of Business

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business
Jack E. Kosakowski

The traditional classroom model doesn't work for every student -- but there are programs we can implement during classroom time to link learning to the real world -- and strengthen our future workforce and create jobs in the process.

Money Management Is the New 'Birds and Bees' Talk

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 06.07.2011 | Education
Jack E. Kosakowski

In a poll, 92 percent of teens said that they learn money management from their parents. April is Financial Literacy Month -- an opportune time for parents to discuss personal finance with their kids.

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. and His Legacy of Service

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jack E. Kosakowski

Of all Dr. King's lasting legacies, one of the most powerful was his belief in strengthening communities and empowering individuals.

Smart Holiday Spending Keeps You in the Green, and out of the Red

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jack E. Kosakowski

It's that time of year again. Shops are buzzing, bells are jingling, and halls are being decked. With consumer confidence up and holiday spending set ...

Global Entrepreneurship Week Challenge: Ignite the Spark in Teens

Sean C. Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sean C. Rush

Growing up, many kids dream of being an astronaut, a fireman or a movie star - but how many kids dream of being an entrepreneur? Students, educators, ...

How Your Service Today Can Make a Difference for Future Generations

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jack E. Kosakowski

What better way to help shape our nation's future than by personally investing in our children's education and empowering young people to own their future economic success?

High-Schoolers Take the Financial Capability "Challenge"

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Alderman

Part of the solution is to strengthen our financial education programs so that today's youths are better equipped to manage their own finances and avoid the mistakes of their parents.