Junior Achievement in Florida Benefits from State Farm Grant
For Immediate Release
February 11, 2022
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Junior Achievement of Greater Miami
Junior Achievement Benefits from $60,000 State Farm Grant
Funding Supports Junior Achievement Financial Literacy, including Interactive Career Readiness programs for At-Risk Children
MIAMI, FL (February 11, 2022) – The Junior Achievement Florida Foundation has announced recently that it has received a $60,000 grant from State Farm. The state-wide initiative will support Junior Achievement learning experiences in eight localities throughout Florida, including Miami, enabling thousands of young people to participate in JA’s nationally recognized financial literacy and career readiness learning experiences.
“State Farm is committed to helping ensure that young people receive financial literacy and work readiness education programs,” said Jose Soto, State Farm Corporate Responsibility Analyst. “Junior Achievement programs help all students acquire and improve their financial literacy skills, especially the low to moderate income students who derive greater benefits from the programs.”
Each JA area in Florida will use the support to advance learning experiences most needed in their region.
Junior Achievement of Greater Miami (JA Miami) will utilize their portion of the grant funds to provide local elementary students with an interactive JA Day where they will explore the concepts of financial literacy and workforce readiness with the help of a caring volunteer.
Additionally, JA Florida Foundation areas have worked with local State Farm representatives to build out an interactive Career Exploration booth for the JA Inspire Career Expo. This virtual platform provides students with the opportunity to explore over 100 business and education booths and listen to dynamic speakers. Live virtual interaction days are scheduled where students can ask volunteers industry related questions. Across the state, over 25,000 students will participate. JA Miami expects to deliver JA Inspire to over 10,000 students this year.
All areas will offer volunteer opportunities for State Farm associates to participate either in-person or virtually; the length and scope varies for each experience. State Farm associates local to Miami will be able to deliver JA’s programs virtually to elementary students as part of the JA Day.
Cathy Haga, President of Junior Achievement of Greater Miami stated, “We remain grateful for State Farm’s continued support of our efforts throughout the state of Florida. Junior Achievement provides our young people with the tools to transform their futures. We are increasing economic equity and mobility through our learning experiences focused on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. This creates a brighter tomorrow for all.”
About Junior Achievement of Greater Miami, Inc.
Founded nationally in 1919 and locally in 1957, Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Thanks to the dedication of over 1,600 local volunteers, Junior Achievement serves 33,000 children in Miami each year. For more information, visit www.jamiami.org.
About Junior Achievement Florida Foundation
Chartered in 2010 the JA Florida Foundation represents the nine Florida JA chapters joining forces to link to schools across the state of Florida. This collaboration has allowed us each to grow our impact on our areas marginalized youth through statewide funding and support. Junior Achievement delivers K-12 programming for entrepreneurship, financial literacy and career readiness. For more information on the organization, visit www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-floridafoundation
About State Farm®
For 100 years, the mission of State Farm has and continues to be to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its 19,300 agents and nearly 55,000 employees serve approximately 86 million policies and accounts – which includes auto, fire, life, health, commercial policies and financial services accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 39 on the 2021 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.