Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts is seeking support and votes from the community in the Florence Bank Customers’ Choice Community Grants program. Florence Bank will award a total of $100,000 to nonprofits throughout the region, based on votes from their bank customers, and JAWM is currently in the running to be a recipient of one of these grants.
Funds are dispersed to nonprofit organizations through voting and nominations of bank customers. The amount of money each organization receives is based on the number of votes each eligible organization receives. To be eligible to be considered for a grant, Junior Achievement must receive at least 50 votes.
For more than 100 years, Junior Achievement has been inspiring and preparing young people in western Massachusetts to own their economic success. Through their K-12 programs, provided at no cost to area schools and youth groups, Junior Achievement develops strong, future leaders who possess the skills necessary to succeed: communication, problem-solving, teamwork, decision-making, as well as developing a strong work ethic and the financial knowledge to make sound financial decisions.
Voting is done by heading to this Florence Bank webpage and searching for Junior Achievement, or by voting at any Florence Bank branch. You can vote now through December 31.
“To help Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts be one of the recipients of these much-needed funds, we are asking you to vote for us,” said Jennifer Connolly, President. “If you are a customer of Florence Bank, or you have family or friends who are, you can help. Please ask everyone you know to vote for us.”
Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts provides age-appropriate, academically challenging programs to local schools and community groups free of charge. Learn more about our programs here.