Junior Achievement announced receiving a generous donation of $2,000 from First Security Bank to support programming offered to students in the Sleepy Eye schools.

Junior Achievement is pleased to announce receiving a generous donation of $2,000 from First Security Bank to support programming offered to students in the Sleepy Eye schools.

The funds will support relevant programming, innovative learning strategies and partnership development. The initiative will target students throughout Sleepy Eye. During the 2016-17 school year, over 500 students were reached in 26 different classes in Sleepy Eye schools.

“Our Sleepy Eye Junior Achievement Board of Directors is very appreciative of the significant financial commitment from First Security Bank to our program,” said Julie Anderson, JA Board member. “We believe in the skills that the JA program fosters in the students and know that we cannot spend too much time trying to teach our young people the practical skills of checkbook maintenance, credit cards and sound money management. JA is an irreplaceable part of our Sleepy Eye schools and all program supporters can be assured that a donation to JA is money well spent.”

Junior Achievement seeks to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA’s unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver the curriculum while sharing their experience and expertise with students. Classroom volunteers transform the key concepts of the 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.