On June 14, 2017, Joseph Markey, Market President, Senior Vice President and Middle Market Sales Leader for KeyBank, presented a $10,000 grant to Joseph A. Peri, President of Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York). The grant is in support of providing financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness programs to JA New York students in the Lower Hudson Valley region.
This spring, 25 volunteers from KeyBank delivered the JA Our Community program to 270 second grade students at Oakside Elementary School in Peekskill, New York. JA Our Community introduces students to the way in which communities grow and thrive – teaching them about careers, businesses, education and how citizens can both benefit from and contribute to a community’s success.
The programming was delivered in a high-impact daylong format called JA in a Day, which is among JA New York’s most popular programming channels. The day of service was delivered by volunteer role models who team-teach in classrooms to lead hands-on, experiential activities that empower students to own their economic success.
“With the help of KeyBank, JA New York is equipping young people with the tools to solve problems creatively, make sound economic decisions, and make the most of opportunities. Together, we are inspiring our Lower Hudson Valley region’s young people to imagine and shape their own futures by giving them the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century economy,” said Joseph Peri.
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ABOUT JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NEW YORK
Junior Achievement of New York is the local affiliate of Junior Achievement USA, the nation’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 6,200 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 80,000 student experiences per year to more than 260 NYC, Long Island and Lower Hudson Valley schools. Visit www.jany.org for more information.
KeyCorp’s roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation’s largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $134.5 billion at March 31, 2017. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications, and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC.
SOURCE: Junior Achievement of New York
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