February 13, 2020
Miami, FL – Like a good neighbor, State Farm recently donated $5,000 to Junior Achievement of Greater Miami, Inc. This contribution is part of a $60,000 grant provided to all Junior Achievement offices in Florida, demonstrating State Farm’s commitment to supporting the Florida community with programs that teach children about financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship.
Thanks to this investment, local high school students from Coral Gables Senior High who participated in Junior Achievement programs this year will share their knowledge of personal finance and entrepreneurship with elementary students at W.J. Bryan Elementary School, to help them understand the basic concepts of business and economics.
“Year after year, this successful partnership with State Farm has allowed Junior Achievement to make a greater impact on underserved children in our community,” reported Catherine Haga, President of Junior Achievement of Greater Miami, Inc.
In the 2019-2020 school year, Junior Achievement (JA) programs will reach more than 34,000 Miami-Dade students in grades K-12. Using age-appropriate curricula designed to teach elementary students about their roles as individuals, workers, and consumers, the program prepares middle-grade and high school students for key economic and workforce issues they will face in the future.
About Junior Achievement USA™
Junior Achievement is 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. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 4.8 million students per year in 106 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.2 million students served by operations in 100 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.
About State Farm®
The mission of State Farm is 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 nearly 19,000 agents and approximately 58,000 employees serve approximately 83 million policies and accounts – approximately 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies and approximately 2 million bank 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. 36 on the 2019 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.
Junior Achievement Student
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
Junior Achievement Student
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."