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Junior Achievement gets $200,000 and volunteer help from ManpowerGroup

Company's commitment is national; Junior Achievement of Wisconsin is one of the recipients

By - Mar 11th, 2015 02:47 pm

Milwaukee-based ManpowerGroup has committed $200,000 and employee volunteer hours to support Junior Achievement’s work-readiness and financial literacy youth programs through 2016 in selected JA areas across the United States.

As part of this commitment, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin received a grant and volunteer support from local ManpowerGroup employees to support JA BizTown and JA Finance Park programs.

Through JA BizTown and JA Finance Park, Junior Achievement teaches business and financial skills to elementary and middle-school students. After receiving in-class instruction on budgeting and personal-finance skills, students visit JA Finance Park or JA BizTown, where they run a miniature city and make decisions based on fictional life scenarios with jobs and families.

“ManpowerGroup and Junior Achievement are strongly aligned in their commitment to make a difference in the lives of young people, helping them to become work-ready by developing fundamental skills necessary in today’s job market,” said Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup CEO and former Junior Achievement USA chairman. “What’s more, ManpowerGroup employees across the U.S. enthusiastically volunteer their time and expertise.”

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin reaches more than 168,000 K-12 students annually, including 20,000 at JA Finance Park or JA BizTown.

“JA is grateful for the support from ManpowerGroup in the Wisconsin community,” said Tim Greinert, president of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin.

About Junior Achievement — Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc. is dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.  The organization prepares young people for the real world, showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, create jobs which make their communities more robust, and apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Over 168,000 students in the state of Wisconsin put these lessons into action every year and learn the value of contributing to their communities. Learn more about Junior Achievement of Wisconsin at http://Wisconsin.ja.org. Follow Junior Achievement of Wisconsin on Twitter: Twitter.com/JAWisconsin.

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