Like a good neighbor, State Farm recently donated $5,000 to Junior Achievement of Greater Miami as part of their commitment to giving back to the community.
Thanks to this investment, local high school students from Coral Gables Senior High who participated in Junior Achievement programs this year will share their knowledge of personal finance and entrepreneurship with elementary students, to help them understand the basic concepts of business and economics.
“The continued success of this partnership with State Farm has enabled Junior Achievement to make a greater impact on the young people in the community,” reported Catherine Haga, president of JA of Greater Miami.
In the 2018 school year, Junior Achievement (JA) programs will have reached more than 36,000 students spanning grades K-12. Using age-appropriate curricula designed to teach elementary students about their roles as individuals, workers, and consumers, the program prepares middle and high school students for key economic and workforce issues they will face.
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers and provides relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
Today, JA reaches four million students per year in more than 120 markets across the United States, with an additional six million students served by operations in 119 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.