Junior Achievement of Wells County has been awarded a $1,000 check from First Bank of Berne, as part of Junior Achievement’s partnership campaign to support JA Financial Literacy programming in Wells County.
Approximately 2,500 Wells County Students were reached with Junior Achievement programming during the 2016-2017 school year. Junior Achievement programs give kindergarten through high school students the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.
First Bank of Berne kicked off the 2017-2018 partnership campaign by contributing $1,000 to support Junior Achievement’s mission in Wells County. During the 2016-2017 school year, the partnership included Diane Humphrey, Energy Control, National Oil, Nipsco, PNC Bank, Roembke Manufacturing, and Three Rivers Federal Credit Union.
JA partners are an important part of the success of teaching wells county students the importance of financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship. Along with financial support, JA partners offer their staff as volunteers to teach the programming. These community volunteers deliver JA’s professionally developed hands-on experiences in classrooms, at JA BizTown and at JA Finance Park. Through every mentoring interaction, caring adults are making economic concepts relevant. They are also fueling the entrepreneurial spirit and they are challenging young people to identify their interests and excel.
Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana serves a 30-county region, providing in-school business and economic education and workforce development programs for pre-school through 12th grade students in public and parochial school systems. The programs of Junior Achievement will reach nearly 139,000 students this year through a unique partnering of business and education. Classroom experiences are provided by more than 4,000 committed volunteer business consultants who dedicate their time to serving as role models for the youth of our communities.