RALEIGH, NC, January 01, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina has received a grant of $25,000 from Walmart Foundation. The grant funds will allow Junior Achievement to bring financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness programs to over 1,000 students in eastern North Carolina. Trained corporate and community volunteers will bring the lessons to life by sharing their personal and professional experiences in 45 classrooms. Each class will receive five to seven classroom lessons.
In awarding the grant, Walmart Foundation and the North Carolina Advisory Council said "we believe that Junior Achievement of Eastern NC is doing important work in the communities they serve, and we are proud that we are able to support Junior Achievement in their efforts."
"We are thrilled to have the support of Walmart Foundation as we strive to provide financial literacy programs to more students through eastern North Carolina" said Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina President Bebee Bason Lee.
Junior Achievement is a nonprofit organization that uses hands-on experience to help young people understand the economics of life. In partnership with business and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential. Junior Achievement programs deal with real issues like workforce readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship, to help young people recognize opportunities in life and take advantage of them.
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