Raleigh, NC, – Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the SunTrust Foundation. These 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 SunTrust employees will volunteer in classrooms teaching Junior Achievement programs. Through this grant each class will receive five to seven in classroom lessons.
“SunTrust is pleased to continue our support of Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina and the work they do in our community. The partnership we have established furthers SunTrust’s purpose of lighting the way to financial well-being in the communities we serve ensuring a bright future for our youth” said John Risinger, Raleigh City President Commercial Banking Group, SunTrust Bank.
“We are grateful to the SunTrust Foundation 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 based in Raleigh 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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