Junior Achievement celebrates after receiving $ 50,000 from the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma.
“Since our partnership began three years ago, 40,013 rural students have been inspired by our efforts to teach the important life lessons of budgeting, financial investing, philanthropy and workforce preparation. ‘work,’ said Brian Jackson, director of development, Junior Achievement of Oklahoma. . “The generous and continued support of the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma enables Junior Achievement to reach rural Oklahoma students who might otherwise be left behind. On behalf of these students, we celebrate and appreciate their patronage.”
With the addition of virtual programs such as JA Inspire Virtual Career Exploration Fair, JA Finance Park Virtual, and JA BizTown Adventures Virtual, Junior Achievement of Oklahoma can bring greater learning equity and opportunities to rural Oklahoma students. Junior Achievement of Oklahoma is excited to bring JA Inspire Virtual to Oklahoma high school students and is available throughout high school. This Junior Achievement program is the cornerstone of our high school curriculum and will help students make career-based academic decisions as they prepare to enter high school. This JA Inspire virtual event features experiences that will meet state-set Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP) requirements. To accommodate ICAP standards, Junior Achievement will focus on recruiting exhibitors in five categories: Health Sciences, Communications and IT, Manufacturing and Engineering, Marketing and Business Management, and Services and Human Resources.
“The Masonic Brotherhood is proud to support financial education programs such as those offered by Junior Achievement,” said Robert Davis, Grand Master of Masons of Oklahoma. “The financial knowledge gained in this program will enable students to make sound financial decisions early in their adulthood.”