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JA needs the support of the community

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011

Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana is one of 100 national finalists for a $500,000 grant from the Chase Bank Community Giving Program. The top “winners” for this grant are those that receive the most votes on Facebook. No money is required. They just need votes.

Junior Achievement programs in Huntington County 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.

In the 2010-2011 academic year, Junior Achievement of northern Indiana programs reached approximately 100,000 students in a 25 county area which included students here in Huntington County.  With this grant, they will be able to reach more than 115,000 students per year.

Junior Achievement of northern Indiana is participating in the Chase Community Giving Program, which will award $5 million to local charities across the country. The local JA is among the top 100 finalists. The top 25 organizations, as determined by Facebook votes, will receive anywhere from $20,000 to $500,000. To join in the effort to help make JA a winner, vote on Facebook. Just click on www.jani.org between May 19-25, and be directed to Facebook as well as the community giving site where votes can be cast.

For more information regarding this contest, please contact Carolyn Brody, volunteer, Junior Achievement of northern Indiana at cpbrody@frontier.com or (260) 602-6392.