Harrison County Community Foundation grants $6,000 to Grow Junior Achievement programs in Harrison County

June 12, 2023 | News & Events

Resurgence of programs post-pandemic in Harrison County.  Junior Achievement nearly doubles the number of Harrison County students it serves each year. As a result of Harrison County Community Foundation gift of $6,000 grant to serve students in the Harrison County school district during the 2022-2023 school year.  

The grant has allowed Junior Achievement to provide in-school classroom programs in Harrison County as well as help offer experiential learning programs here at the JA facility and bring students to the JA Inspire mega-career event.  The experiential learning programs, Sam Swope JA BizTown® and Chase JA Finance Park®, 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.  Whereas the JA Inspire program dives deep into career exploration with eight grade students, with hands-on curriculum and a one-day immersion of careers and jobs offered in our region at the Kentucky Expo Center.  

“JA has been thrilled to be able to grow the number of students we have reached through the support of Harrison County Community Foundation, educators, volunteers, and other Southern Indiana supporters.  This year alone we have been able to double the number of students served by JA in Harrison County” said JA President Jennifer Helgeson.

Junior Achievement has adopted the program strategy of serving every student in the region five times in his or her school career.  The Harrison County Community Foundation has helped us continue to work to help young people discover what’s possible in their lives through programming focused on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. We do this by helping them connect what they learn in school with life outside the classroom. We let them know it’s possible to invest in their future, to gain a better understanding of how the world works, and to pursue their dreams.
Junior Achievement served over 50,000 students this past year throughout 26 counties in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The success of Junior Achievement programs relies heavily on the participation of volunteers and donations from supporters.  If you are interested in learning more, contact us at 502-561-5437.