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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF GEORGIA RECEIVES $15,000 GRANT FROM SAM'S CLUB GIVING PROGRAM
April 2, 2012
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ATLANTA –Junior Achievement (JA) of Georgia has received a $15,000 grant to support the implementation of its financial literacy programs in local elementary schools. Sam’s Club Giving Program presented the grant, one of 12, a part of its Partners in Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Initiative.
"We are excited to receive this grant in support of our elementary school programs," commented Jack Harris, JA of Georgia president. "These funds will allow us to reach 16 additional classrooms with critical education in the areas of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship."
In addition to providing funding for the programs, Sam’s Clubs has also committed to provide classroom volunteers. "Our associates look forward to partnering with Junior Achievement of Georgia to deliver these programs to students,” said Chris Poulen, Sam's Club Market Manager. “They are excited to offer this valuable educational opportunity to young people in the community.”
On March 16th, 12 Sam's Club employees spent their morning educating students at Dunbar Elementary on concepts of financial literacy. On Monday, April 30th another team of employees from Sam's Club will donate their time to lead students at East Lake Elementary School through JA More Than Money, a lesson focused on enhancing youths understanding of money basics and how to apply that knowledge to their daily lives.
In partnership with businesses and community volunteers, JA of Georgia provides young people with the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Ultimately, JA of Georgia contributes to the vitality of our community and the availability of a well-educated workforce.
About the Sam’s Club Giving Program
Sam’s Club supports community-based programs that empower young people, families and small businesses to make smart choices that lead to healthy and bright futures. Through cash and in-kind donations, as well as the dedication of associates, Sam’s Club is committed to making an impact in areas that align with the company, and with the passions and interests of members. In 2011, the Sam’s Club Giving Program made cash and in-kind contributions of more than $101 million, which included donating more than 38 million meals.