BusinessWest Staff on September 1, 2017 in Daily News
SPRINGFIELD—Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts announced that it received a $10,000 grant from the United Bank Foundation to bring financial-literacy programs to students in East Longmeadow, Westfield, West Springfield, and Springfield. 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 United Bank to help deliver the programs to students.
“Giving young people an understanding of how to work with money responsibly is a top priority for Junior Achievement because it’s not just important to the well-being of the individual, but to their families and our community as a whole,” said Jennifer Connolly, President of JA of Western Massachusetts. “We’re thankful to United Bank for providing the resources necessary for this partnership to help our young people grow up to be successful adults.”