STATE FARM® HONORED BY JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT USA WITH A U.S. PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD.
Author: Stephanie Gustafson
Published: Wednesday, 05 Jul 2023
Image caption: State Farm Check Presentation to JA Angelina County.
STATE FARM® HONORED BY JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT USA WITH A U.S. PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD. Volunteers provide students with critical mentoring and positive role models.
(LUFKIN, TX) Junior Achievement USA (JA) announced that it will honor State Farm® with a bronze level U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award in appreciation of their partnership and support. The U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award was presented to 65 organizations. Commitment to educating the community to financial literacy has earned State Farm® its 15th Bronze-Level U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award.
In 2003, President George W. Bush established the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President's Volunteer Service Award program to thank and honor individuals who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. In 2006, Junior Achievement became an official certifying organization for this award, which recognizes corporations with a U.S. presence that provide volunteers to teach JA programs anywhere in the world.
State Farm® has been a valuable supporter of JA of Angelina County, recently giving a Good Neighbor Citizenship grant of $25,000 to support JA Angelina County programming.
“Junior Achievement volunteers are important mentors for young people, bringing our programs to life,” said Brook Durham, Junior Achievement of Angelina County. “JA volunteers share their experiences and skills with students, while teaching them how to manage money, succeed in the workforce, or start a business that grows the economy. JA’s volunteers are critical to our organization’s success and are a vital part of our mission.”
Junior Achievement volunteers help build communities by empowering the next generation’s success. JA could not exist without the dedication of its volunteers. Last school year, State Farm contributed over 1,000 volunteer hours to Junior Achievement.
Junior Achievement’s kindergarten through high school programs are delivered across the county by a network of dedicated volunteers, including State Farm volunteers. JA programs provide innovative, hands-on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy education to students in and around Angelina County each year.
The complete list of recipients can be found here.
About Junior Achievement of Angelina County (JA)
Junior Achievement inspires Angelina County K-12 students by bringing the business world to life inside the classroom through memorable, exciting, hands-on learning experiences. To learn more about how you can support Junior Achievement of Angelina County or to volunteer in a classroom, visit www.juniorachievementangelinacounty.org, or contact Brook Durham at 936.632.0490 or at Brook.Durham@JA.org.
About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world'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. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 2.5 million students per year in 103 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.2 million students served by operations in 100 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.