First Savings Bank Contributes Over One Million Dollars to Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, Benefitting Students Across Four Southern Indiana Counties

May 24, 2022 | News & Events

First Savings Bank has awarded Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana over a million dollars through their First Savings Charitable Foundation.  This grant has served approximately 42,071 Southern Indiana students in Clark, Crawford, Harrison, and Washington counties since 2010.

The grant has allowed Southern Indiana students to actively participate in two capstone programs: Sam Swope JA BizTown® and Chase JA Finance Park®.  The experiential learning programs consist of a 25-30 hour classroom curriculum coupled with a hands-on, interactive simulation in the state-of-the-art learning laboratories in the James W. Robinson Junior Achievement Center for Freedom of Enterprise.

Jennifer Helgeson, President of Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana stated, “We are grateful for the long-standing partnership with First Savings Bank and the First Savings Charitable Foundation.  JA has been able to serve more than 42,000 students in our community with the investment from First Savings Charitable Foundation.  Now more than ever, students are in need of JA programming with a focus on  workforce readiness, ensuring that our young people have the skillset and mindset to build thriving communities.  With the support from our partners, tomorrow’s future looks brighter.” 

Larry Myers, President and CEO of First Savings Bank shared, “We recognize the necessity to educate our youth about Financial Literacy and we are honored to assist Junior Achievement in impacting as many students as possible in our communities. First Savings Charitable Foundation is pleased to have given over $1,043,702 to Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana since 2010.”