Junior Achievement USA® (JA) announced today that it will honor 60 companies with the 2014-2015 U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Awards. The organizations receiving the awards provided Junior Achievement with significant volunteer resources during the 2014-2015 school year. The recipients will be recognized at the evening awards ceremony as part of the JA Volunteer Summit presented by the American Express Foundation on March 8 in New York City in conjunction with JA’s quarterly National Board of Directors meeting.
Fifteen of the sixty honorees are JA New York partner companies, and they are recognized for meeting the highest levels of volunteer service:
Gold – 15,000 volunteer hours or more
- Capital One
- Ernst & Young LLP
- HSBC Holdings and HSBC Bank USA
- KPMG LLP
- U.S. Bancorp
Bronze – 5,000 volunteer hours or more
- American Express
- Goldman Sachs
Leslie V. Godridge, Vice Chair at U.S. Bancorp, and Vice Chair and Chair of the Board Development Committee of the JA New York Board of Directors, will be honored with the Gold Leadership Award, which is the highest award presented to an individual volunteer by JA USA. A total of ten distinguished leaders from local JA chapters around the country are being honored with this award.
President George W. Bush established the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in communities and to encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. In 2006, Junior Achievement became an official certifying organization for this award, which recognizes corporations with a U.S. presence that provide volunteers to teach JA programs anywhere in the world.
“Junior Achievement volunteers are important mentors for young people, bringing our programs to life. JA volunteers share their experiences and skills with students while delivering our programs, teaching them how to manage their money, succeed in the workforce, or start a business that creates jobs and helps the economy grow. The companies we partner with in New York exemplify the best kind of corporate citizenship and we are proud to recognize all the ways they give back to New York’s young people,” said Joseph Peri, JA New York President.
The complete list of recipients is located here https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-usa/annual-report-2015.
Junior Achievement’s K-12 programs are delivered across the country by a network of more than 218,000 volunteers, including 5,700 in New York City, Long Island and the Lower Hudson Valley. JA programs provide innovative, hands-on work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy education to more than 77,000 students in the New York metro area each year.
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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 5,700 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 more than 77,000 student experiences per year, free of charge, to 250 NYC, Long Island and Lower Hudson Valley public schools. Visit www.jany.org for more information.
About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)
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 essential experience and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.6 million students per year in 112 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in 121 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.
SOURCE: Junior Achievement of New York
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