13's Red Couch welcomes Junior Achievement as its featured non-profit group

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TOPEKA (WIBW) -- Each month, our 4pm news program chooses a not-for-profit organization to share their story over an entire year's time. And this year, we've asked Junior Achievement to tell us more each month about exactly what they do.

“Junior Achievement prepares students to own their economic success by providing volunteer based programming to students ages K-12 based on the three pillars of financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship. JA of Kansas annually reaches over 27,000 students in our three statewide areas of Lawrence, Topeka, & Wichita,” according to their mission statement.

They've just released a study on Teens and New Years Resolutions –
that shows that for 2019, the top 2 New Years Resolutions made by teens are to 1) Work Harder at School, 2) Save Money and 3) Learn to Manage Money Better. Guest Ashley Charest says many teens are tuning in to how important it is to save what they make in this challenging economy, and may be seeing their parents having those same difficulties.

Join us for our next Junior Achievement segment, as we invite two Topeka Business Hall of Fame Laureates for 2019, Patrick Gideon of Silver Lake Bank and Mike Wilson of Architect One.

The Red Couch Show airs each weekday afternoon at 4:00.