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JA Programs Projected To Reach 1,800 County Students

Delivery of Junior Achievement’s (JA) Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship and Career and Work Readiness programs is projected to reach more than 1,800 Chautauqua County kindergarten through 12th grade students this school year.

Supporters of the program include the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, Holmberg Foundation, The Lenna Foundation, The Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation and the United Way of Southern Chautauqua; as well as Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant and Blackstone Advanced Technologies LLC, both of which provide cornerstone funding for Chautauqua programs.

The local community also provides the volunteers necessary to support Junior Achievement’s unique delivery model. Rebecca Johnson, program coordinator for Junior Achievement in Chautauqua County, will continue to recruit and train volunteers to enter local classrooms to deliver economic education and workforce preparation programs.

In the 2018-19 school year, Junior Achievement programs were delivered by volunteers in Bush Elementary School, Carlyle C. Ring Elementary School, Dunkirk High School, Dunkirk Middle School, Dunkirk School #5, Falconer Jr/Sr High School, Fenner Elementary School, Fredonia High School, P-TECH Program Dunkirk, Robert H. Jackson Elementary, Samuel G. Love Elementary, Sherman Central School, Temple Primary School, Jamestown High School, Job Shadow programs with students from Brocton Middle/Senior High School, Westfield Central School and the Jamestown TEAM program.

Organizations that supported classroom volunteers in the past year include: Chautauqua County Education Coalition, Chautauqua Tapestry, Chautauqua Dept. of Health & Human Services, Community Volunteers, Courier Capital, Cummins Inc.-Jamestown Engine Plant, Deppas Insurance Agency, Digitell Inc., Falconer Printing & Design, Falconer Rotary, Flatback Technologies, Gaylene’s, Jamestown Area FCU, Jamestown Business College, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown Public Schools, Junior Achievement of WNY, Lakeside Precision, Liberty Partnerships-JCC, Media One Group, Merrill Lynch, Monofrax, Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, Phillips Lytle, Southern Chautauqua FCU, SUNY Fredonia, The Resource Center, Tim Hortons, and Weinberg Financial Group.

“The Chautauqua County volunteers, donors and school administrators are very passionate and supportive of JA programs in the community because together, we can inspire and empower our students to learn about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and explore jobs and careers,” said Laurie Mahoney, president of Junior Achievement of WNY.

For more information, call 853-1381 or visit us at www.jawny.org.

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