Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina was recently awarded a grant of $20,000 from Wells Fargo. The grant funds will allow Junior Achievement to bring financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness programs to over 700 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 40 classrooms. Additionally thirty (30) Wells Fargo associates volunteer in classrooms teaching Junior Achievement programs. Through this grant each class will receive five to seven in classroom lessons, the grant also funds job shadow opportunities for high school students in the area.
“Wells Fargo strongly believes in the importance of providing our young people with a well-rounded education and every resource possible to prepare them for the future,” said Carrie Gray, Wells Fargo community affairs officer. “We are honored to support Junior Achievement’s efforts and commend them for their important work.”
“We are thrilled to have the continued support Wells Fargo as we strive to provide financial literacy programs to more students throughout eastern North Carolina” said Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina President Bebee Bason Lee.
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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.
About Wells Fargo:
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,700 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 266,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 29 on Fortune’s 2014 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.
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