FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News Release Contact: Libby Allen, Junior Achievement of Northern New England 781-373-1170 email@example.com
UNIBANK AWARDS $3,000 GRANT TO JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND
Waltham, MA (November 16, 2015) – UniBank has awarded Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE) a $3,000 grant to provide Junior Achievement programs to Milford youth in grades k-12. This is the third, consecutive year UniBank has made this investment in Milford.
This UniBank grant to JANNE will make it possible for students in grades k-12 residing in Milford to continue to receive innovative workforce readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship education programs using trained, business and community volunteers as classroom presenters.
“Junior Achievement of Northern New England is truly grateful to UniBank for helping to make a difference in the lives of students—our future workforce—by providing them with essential life-skills,” said Kerry Bedard, President of JANNE.
All Junior Achievement (JA) lessons are grade-appropriate and aligned to math, English and/or social studies Common Core standards. Through experiential activities designed to encourage problem-solving and critical thinking, students learn about money, needs versus wants, business, banking, entrepreneurship, and the world-of-work. The mission of JA is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
The grant will help to prepare Milford students to live self-sustaining lives.
About Junior Achievement of Northern New England
For the 2014-2015 school year, Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE) implemented 1,560 programs throughout 254 schools and after-school sites, reaching over 38,000 youth through the efforts of 2,289 trained volunteers. Serving students in nine Massachusetts counties and the entire state of New Hampshire, JANNE focuses on impacting economically disadvantaged youth, and reaching optimal students within its territory. All programs are provided at no cost to school and organizations. JANNE is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity and is supported by corporations, individuals, foundations and special events.
UniBank is committed to being the premier bank serving the financial needs of the Greater Blackstone Valley and Worcester by providing individuals and businesses with excellent service and fairly priced, high quality financial products. UniBank is dedicated to contributing to the overall quality of life and economic health of the communities it serves, while maintaining a high level of financial soundness and integrity.