Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The funds will allow Junior Achievement to bring financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness programs to over 400 students in eastern North Carolina. Trained corporate and community volunteers will bring the lessons to life by sharing their personal and professional experiences in an estimated 20 classrooms.
Additionally Bank of America employees will volunteer in classrooms teaching Junior Achievement programs. Through this grant each class will receive five to seven in classroom lessons.
“We’re pleased to continue our support of Junior Achievement and the important work they do in our community,” said Kari Stoltz, Triangle market president, Bank of America. “By providing better money habits and programming to prepare students, we’re helping to ensure successful futures for our local youth.”
“We are grateful to Bank of America for investing in our community’s young people, helping us teach them about financial management and helping to create a better workforce for the future” said Bebee Bason Lee, President, Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina.
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About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement is a nonprofit organization that uses hands-on experience to help young people understand the economics of life. In partnership with business and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential. Junior Achievement programs deal with real issues like workforce readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship, to help young people recognize opportunities in life and take advantage of them. Junior Achievement of Eastern NC serves students in an 18 county area – Caswell, Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Edgecombe, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Lenoir, Moore, Nash, Orange, Person, Pitt, Sampson, Wake, Wayne and Wilson counties.
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