Junior Achievement of New York Announces New Funding for the Second Quarter of the 2014-2015 School Year
By Sarah Ford on December 9, 2014
[NEW YORK, NY] – Thanks to the generosity of our corporate and foundation grantors, funding for the second quarter of Junior Achievement of New York’s 2014-15 school year is off to a great start, JA New York received $166,000 to extend financial literacy, entrepreneurship and college and career readiness programs to more than 200 New York City and Long Island K-12 schools. Some of our neediest students will benefit from the support provided by trained business and community volunteers who provide critical programs and mentoring aid to help young people develop the skills and confidence required for success in the 21st Century global economy.
"Junior Achievement has a long history of bringing vital human resources and enriching curricula content and experiences to our school partners,” said Joseph Peri, President of JA New York. Junior Achievement programs are delivered free of cost to schools and community organizations in the New York City and Long Island community.
We are grateful to the following funders for investing in the achievement of future business and community professionals of New York City and Long Island:
- Capital One generously awarded a $5,000 gift in general operating support
- Terex Corporation provided a $75,000 gift to expand our signature youth entrepreneurship program – the Business Plan Competition – to more than 700 NYC and Long Island high school students
- Consumer Merchant & Awareness Foundation provided $20,000 to support the continuation of our JA Personal Finance program
- Deloitte LLP provided a $20,000 general operating gift
- Ernst & Young awarded a $25,000 grant to provide nearly 2,000 NYC and Long Island students with financial literacy, entrepreneurship and college and career-readiness programming
- FedEx provided a $10,000 general operating support gift
- Norton Rose Fulbright provided a $10,000 general operating support gift
- The Warren and Katherine Coopersmith Foundation provided a $1,000 general operating gift
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ABOUT JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NEW YORK
Junior Achievement of New York is the local affiliate of Junior Achievement USA, the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. We recruit, train, and mobilize more than 5000 corporate and community volunteers to provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA New York delivers nearly 69,000 student experiences per year, free of cost, in more than 200 NYC and Long Island public schools. Visit www.jany.org for more information.