By VICKY DECKER
JA Area Coordinator
Midwest Poultry has generously donated to support the entire Junior Achievement programs being offer at Mentone Elementary School.
Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs, which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.
Junior Achievement volunteers share their knowledge of the business world with students in the classroom by leading them through five lessons that focus on entrepreneurship, work readiness skills and financial literacy.
Jeremy Mullins, JA board president, stated, “We are so grateful for companies like Midwest Poultry who see the need for financial education for our young people. Their support helps us empower students to achieve their future economic success.”
During the 2014-15 academic year, Junior Achievement serving Warsaw and Tippecanoe Valley programs reached over 4,700 students in these local school districts.
For more information regarding Junior Achievement and how you can get involved as a classroom volunteer, please contact Vicky Decker, Junior Achievement Area Coordinator for Kosciusko County, at [email protected] or (574) 527-2080.