Washington County Community Foundation Continuous Support Helps Provide Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana Programming to Local SchoolsJune 26, 2023 | News & Events
The Washington County Community Foundation has awarded Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana with a $2,500 grant to serve Washington County youth. This grant has allowed for the growth of Junior Achievement programming in Washington County, as we have seen a 37% growth of students being served in the county with the programs.
Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana’s programs teach financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. JA’s age-appropriate classroom and experiential programs begin at the elementary school level, teaching children how they can influence the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers. The learning continues through the middle and high school grades, as students prepare for the economic and workforce issues they will face in the future.
“JA has been thrilled to be able to grow the number of students we have reached through the support of Washington County Community Foundation, educators, volunteers, and other Southern Indiana supporters. We have seen a resurgence of request of JA programming from our educator’s pre-pandemic, gifts like these help us be able to fill the need and our amazing volunteers” said JA President Jennifer Helgeson.
Junior Achievement served over 50,000 students this past school 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 or visit us at www.jaky.org.