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Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts (JAWM), which provides workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy programs to K–12 youth, recently received a $5,000 grant from the People’s United Community Foundation to support its Summer BEE (Business and Entrepreneurial Exploration) program for middle and high school students.
Recognizing the importance of inspiring young people to pursue their professional dreams, College of Our Lady of the Elms has announced that it will work with Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts to award a scholarship of $2,500 to the winner of the fourth annual JA EnTEENpreneur Challenge in March 2018.
Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts and Santander Bank Partner to Bring Financial Literacy Programs to Students
Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts announced today that it received a $10,000 grant from Santander Bank to bring financial literacy programs to over 200 students in Greater Springfield, Massachusetts. The programs will teach students concepts related to budgeting, saving, and money management with the intent of promoting the development of good financial habits. The partnership includes the involvement of volunteers from Santander Bank to help deliver the programs to students.
On Friday, June 8, over 130 golfers will turn out for Junior Achievement’s 20th Annual Golf Tournament and Crumpin’ Fox in Bernardston, MA. to support JA programs in Western Massachusetts. Each year local businesses generously participate in the event to raise money to support JA programs for students in grades K-12 in Western MA. The event traditionally raises funds to provide programming for over 1500 students.
Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts, a local non-profit organization that provides financial literacy, entrepreneurship and career readiness education, announced today it was awarded a $7,500 grant from Wells Fargo. Funding from Wells Fargo will support Pathways to 21st Century Skills Project to provide students with the tools to develop the 21st century skills needed to become highly skilled, autonomous employees.
People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arms of People’s United Bank, today announced that it awarded $336,807 to 50 Vermont non-profit organizations in 2017. Funding was distributed state-wide in alignment with the Foundations’ focus areas including: youth development, community and economic development, and affordable housing.
Once again, Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts was fortunate to receive a grant from the UPS Foundation, to deliver JA Be Entrepreneurial programs at selected area schools including Putnam Vocational Technical Academy, Chicopee High, CHD, East Longmeadow High School and the JA BEE Summer Program.
Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts held it’s very first summer program from July 10th, 2017 – August 11th, 2017. This summer program was developed to help prevent summer learning loss in grades 6th – 12th. For five weeks, students participated in programs such as JA Be Entrepreneurial, JA It’s My Future, JA Personal Finance, JA Company Program, JA Titan, Stock Market, STEM activities and more!
On April 6th Putnam Vocational Technical Academy hosted its first in-school Credit for Life Fair for nearly 175 freshmen who had completed JA Personal Finance this past fall. The fair was funded by a grant from the Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment in accordance with the Financial Education Innovation Fund initiative.
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