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Walmart Foundation gives Junior Achievement of Alaska $25,000 to Promote Statewide K-12 Financial Literacy Program


JA Alaska was the recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Walmart foundation presented during yesterday’s board meeting by Scott Hoiser store manager of the new DeBarr store. From left, Greg Stubbs, Stephanie Mode, Amarin Ellis, Flora Teo, Scott Hoiser, Logan Birch, Kristen Lewis, Beth Stuart, and Ngoni Murandu.

PHOTO: Courtesy of JA Alaska

ANCHORAGE November 26, 20013 - Junior Achievement of Alaska, Inc. announced today that it has received a grant for $25,000 from the Walmart.  The grant will be used to provide financial literacy programs for K-12 students statewide.  JA’s programs are age- appropriate, activity based, and align with common core standards.   Students learn about personal finance, career exploration, and entrepreneurial ventures during classroom presentations from a business volunteer. 

“Walmart is proud to team with Junior Achievement to support our youth and the future of our country’” said Scott Hoiser, store manager of Walmart on DeBarr.  “Developing the financial literacy, entrepreneurial and critical thinking skills of our young people is imperative in today’s rapidly changing business environment.  The program promises to have a real impact on the students at a critical stage in their education, and earn skills that will prepare them well for the workplace.” 

“We are thrilled to receive this gift on behalf of students served by Junior Achievement in Alaska,” said Flora Teo, president of Junior Achievement of Alaska. “It will help us meet the increasing demand for JA programs in the classroom, which aim to empower young people to own their success in today’s global economy.”

The grant will be used to provide Junior Achievement program materials to K-12 students in Anchorage, Kenai, Fairbanks, Matsu, Valdez, Cordova, Nome, Juneau, and Kodiak.  Programs are provided at no cost to teachers and schools.

Junior Achievement Alaska

About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.2 million students per year in 119 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.8 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.

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