Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast Benefits from $70,000 Grant from State Farm
Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast
Benefits from $70,000 Grant from State Farm
Funding Supports Junior Achievement Financial Literacy, including Interactive Career
Readiness programs for At-Risk Children
June 15, 2023 (Palm Beach, FL) The Junior Achievement Florida Foundation has
announced today that it has received a $70,000 grant from State Farm. The state-wide
initiative will support Junior Achievement learning experiences in eight localities
throughout Florida, enabling thousands of young people to participate in JA’s nationally
recognized financial literacy and career readiness learning experiences.
“State Farm believes that financial literacy education is critical to building stronger and
more resilient communities” said Jose Soto, State Farm Corporate Responsibility Analyst.
“Part of our education funding is directed toward initiatives and programs that support K12 financial literacy and pathways for college and career success. We are proud to support
Junior Achievement financial literacy and career readiness programs across Florida.”
Each of the eight Florida-based JA areas will use the support to advance learning
experiences most needed in their region. At Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches &
Treasure Coast, State Farm’s gift will enable us to provide JA Personal Finance and JA
Inspire. Through JA Personal Finance, area high school students are introduced to the
Interrelationship between today's financial decisions and future financial freedom, and
through the JA Inspire Career Expo, middle school students explore their skills and
Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast will also offer volunteer
opportunities for State Farm associates to participate either in person or virtually, the
length and scope varies for each experience.
About Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast
Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast has served 810,727 K-12
students since 1981 throughout Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Hendry
counties. The mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global
economy through classroom programs and simulations that focus on financial literacy,
workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship. Since the pandemic, student impact has
grown from 20,000 students per year, to over 130,000 students served this year.
Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast is located at 700 Rosemary Avenue,
Suite 204, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. For more information, please visit
http://www.juniorachievement.com or call 561-242-9468.
About Junior Achievement Florida Foundation
Chartered in 2010 the JA Florida Foundation represents the nine Florida JA chapters
joining forces to link to schools across the state of Florida. This collaboration has allowed
us each to grow our impact on our area's marginalized youth through statewide funding
and support. Junior Achievement delivers K-12 programming for entrepreneurship,
financial literacy and career readiness. For more information on the organization, visit
About State Farm®
For 100 years, the mission of State Farm has been and continues to be to help people
manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams.
State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the
United States. Its more than 19,400 agents and approximately 61,764 employees serve
over 91 million policies and accounts – which includes auto, fire, life, health, commercial
policies and financial services accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with
coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State
Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of
companies. State Farm is ranked No. 42 on the 2022 Fortune 500 list of largest companies.
For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.