• Junior Achievement

State Farm awards JA $7,500 through the Good Neighbor Citizenship company Grant

State Farm awards Junior Achievement of Angelina County $7,500 through the Good Neighbor Citizenship Company grant, which will help Junior Achievement continue to provide essential programs on work-readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship to K-12 students, free of charge to school districts throughout East Texas. “Junior Achievement is thankful for the partnership with State Farm!” said Staci Hodges, Junior Achievement of Angelina County Executive Director. “Today’s young people face challenges not seen in generations. Concerns over financial insecurity and economic disparity can lead to a loss of hope. Junior Achievement programs help students understand how to manage money, make the connection between school and career success, and even know how to start a business.” State Farm’s generosity also provides volunteers to assist JA to inspire and prepare these young people for success.

Junior Achievement is a youth development non-profit organization, dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. These programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to manage their money, how to get and keep a job, and how to start their own business. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities. For more information, please visit www.juniorachievementangelinacounty.org, or contact Staci Hodges at 936.632.0490 or at Staci@jaangelinacounty.org.