Mayo Clinic Health System Supports Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Inc., Northwest District
Eau Claire, WI – Junior Achievement (JA) of Wisconsin, Inc. Northwest District received a $4,200 sponsorship from Mayo Clinic Health System. The funding helps JA continue to reach area youth with programs teaching them about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. These programs reach students in Menomonie, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Altoona, Bloomer, Mondovi, Osseo and Rice Lake and inspire students to take control of their economic success.
The investment to Junior Achievement allows the nonprofit organization to serve communities throughout northwestern Wisconsin to provide economic and financial programs in area schools. These dollars will impact almost 200 area students in their classrooms.
“JA programs help prepare our young people for the ‘real’ world by bringing in a business volunteer to show them how to make money, manage their finances and how to create jobs which makes our communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking at work." said Junior Achievement Director, Susan Peterson.
About Junior Achievement (JA) Junior Achievement (JA) is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to educating students in grades 2-12 about entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness through experiential hands-on programs. District staff collaborates with more than 690 volunteers and 670 teachers, educating more than 16,600 students throughout northwestern Wisconsin last school year. For more information visit us at http://wisconsin.ja.org/northwest-district or call 715-835-5566.