JA announced it received $2,000 from First Security Bank to support programming offered to students in Sleepy Eye.

Junior Achievement (JA) announced it received $2,000 from First Security Bank to support programming offered to students in Sleepy Eye. Funds will be used to cover the costs of materials and resources needed for JA programming throughout Sleepy Eye.

JA programming begins in kindergarten and can continue through 12th grade—providing experiential learning opportunities about how the economy works, necessary career skills needed for future success, how to make good personal economic choices, and the role that business plays in our lives. During the 2017-18 school year JA is on track to reach over 500 students in the Sleepy Eye schools.

At Sleepy Eye Public School students in kindergarten through eighth grade and high school juniors and seniors have JA lessons taught by local volunteers. At St. Mary’s, students in kindergarten through sixth grade and eighth grade have JA lessons.

“We are very grateful for the continued support from First Security Bank,” said Blair Folkens, JA board member. “Their support of our community’s youth is very much appreciated.”

About Junior Achievement: JA seeks to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA’s unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver our curriculum while sharing their experience and expertise with students. Our classroom volunteers transform the key concepts of our lessons into a message that inspires and empowers students to believe in themselves, showing them they can make a difference in the world. Learn more at www.jaum.org.