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Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas Receives $5,000 Grant from TDAmeritrade to Provide Hands-On Learning Initiatives for Houston Youth
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 6, 2012 08:10 AM
HOUSTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Junior Achievement (JA) of Southeast Texas announced that it has received a $5,000 grant from TDAmeritrade to provide economic empowerment programs to youth during the 2012-13 school year.
JA of Southeast Texas will use the grant to bring its entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness programs to students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience these life-changing classes. Students will have the opportunity to participate in challenging, interactive exercises to help them develop personal strategies to achieve lifelong learning pursuits.
In addition to providing an educational experience for students, JA programs create volunteer opportunities for TDAmeritrade employees and other community members to share their personal life and career experiences with the students.
"We are grateful to TDAmeritrade," said Rick Franke, president, JA of Southeast Texas. "The programs provided will give deserving students the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success and plan for their futures."
According to a JA retrospective study, eighty-four percent of JA alumni indicate their participation in JA helped them bridge the gap between what they learned in school and how it can be applied in the real world.
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