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Parents and teens are concerned for the rising prices of school supplies

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Junior Achievement USA new survey concerning back-to-school supplies prices and inflation

TEMPE, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Junior Achievement USA has a new survey of 1,004 U.S. teens ages 13 to 17 conducted by Big Village from July 5 to 10 concerning rising costs of back-to-school supplies.

According to the survey, 33% of teens say that their parents or guardians are concerned of rising costs of back-to-school supplies this year.

And about 37% of teens are concerned of not being able to get every item for school and 34% say they depend on teachers, community donations and other sources for school supplies in the past school years.

"Each back-to-school season, we hear about families who don't have the means to provide all of the supplies their students may need for the school year," said Anne Landers, vice president, strategy impact at Junior Achievement of Arizona. 

"Rising costs and supply chain issues may make that especially hard for families this year. We encourage everyone who can to donate school supplies this year to help young people in your community."

Teens were also asked how much their school supplies would cost and the average estimated cost was $238.

According to a recent back-to-school survey by Deloitte, parents estimated the average cost to $661 per student.

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