Junior Achievement Receives Grant
Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina has received a grant of $43,500 from Wells Fargo.
This grant will allow Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina to provide financial literacy programs to more than 1,500 students in 11 North Carolina counties: Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Edgecombe, Lee, Lenoir, Moore, Person, Sampson, Wake and Wilson
Trained corporate and community volunteers will bring the lessons to life by sharing their personal and professional experiences in more than 70 classrooms. Each class will receive five to seven classroom lessons.
"We are pleased to support Junior Achievement and the educational opportunities it provides to local students," said Greg Winkler, Raleigh Market president and regional business banking manager for Wells Fargo. "This helps demonstrate Wells Fargo's ongoing commitment to Raleigh and communities across northeastern North Carolina. Wells Fargo is known as America's community bank and we're responsible for being leaders to promote the long-term economic prosperity and quality of life for everyone in our communities. If our communities prosper, we all prosper."
"We are thrilled to have the support of Wells Fargo and their team members as we strive to provide financial literacy programs to more students through eastern North Carolina," said Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina President Bebee Bason Lee.
Junior Achievement is a nonprofit organization that uses hands-on experience to help young people understand the economics of life. In partnership with business and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential. Junior Achievement programs deal with real issues like workforce readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship, to help young people recognize opportunities in life and take advantage of them.
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