Junior Achievement of New York – the leading provider of real world education for K-12 students in New York City, Long Island and the Lower Hudson Valley was awarded a new $45,000 grant from the Westchester County Youth Bureau.
Through the Bureau’s Invest in Kids program, JA New York will deliver Real World Academy – a year-long program of interactive and engaging activities for students at Gorton High School in Yonkers. The program will provide an in-depth, hands-on education in career exploration, work readiness, entrepreneurial thinking and sound personal financial decision-making.
Students will participate in JA in-class curriculum, JA Finance Park, the JA New York High School Heroes program and attend job shadows and business education day events with several JA New York partner companies. Students from Gorton High School will enjoy about 70 contact hours of JA curriculum during the grant period, January 1 – December 31, 2018. Local businesses who partner with JA New York in the Westchester area have signed up to deliver JA programs and host job shadows.
“Junior Achievement has a long history of bringing vital human resources and enriching curricula content and experiences to our school partners to help young people develop the skills and confidence required for success in school and in life,” said Joseph Peri, President of JA New York. He continued, “We anticipate the high school students benefiting from this generous grant will be prepared for their financial futures and empowered to make smart financial decisions that set them up for a lifetime of success. We are very grateful for the support of the Westchester County Youth Bureau.”
# # #
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 6,600 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 85,000 student experiences per year to more than 275 NYC, Long Island and Lower Hudson Valley public schools. Visit www.jany.org for more information.
SOURCE: Junior Achievement of New York
This press release is distributed by PR NewsChannel. Your News. Everywhere.