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June Featured Community Organization: Junior Achievement

As students begin their well-deserved summer break after a year of hard word, UGI would like to recognize and thank the many educators, volunteers, and organizations committed to helping these students learn and grow. This month, UGI is pleased to spotlight one of these organizations, Junior Achievement (JA), for their efforts to develop career awareness and readiness skills with programs for students of all ages.

Junior Achievement was established in 1919 by Theodore Vail, president of American Telephone & Telegraph; Horace Moses, president of Strathmore Paper Co.; and Senator Murray Crane of Massachusetts. JA was initially offered as an after-school program for high school students to learn about business and entrepreneurship.

Today, JA’s programs provide students in grades K-12 with the training, materials, and support necessary for economic success. Programs focus on the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy with the intent to ignite the spark to realize their full potential in the 21st century.

Junior Achievement chapters in Pennsylvania include:

  • Junior Achievement of Northeastern Pennsylvania
  • Junior Achievement of South Central Pennsylvania
  • Junior Achievement of Southeastern Pennsylvania

To learn more about Junior Achievement, visit www.juniorachievement.org.