Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Countiesreceived a $55,800 grant from the San Diego Women’s Foundation at its 12th Annual Grants Celebration on June 5. The nonprofit organization that empowers young people to own their economic success through its financial literacy programs received the financial contribution to strengthen and extend their curriculum to more children in San Diego County.
“With our partnership, we will teach elementary school students essential life skills so they understand their roles as workers and consumers in our economy,” said Tara Michener, vice president of development and community relations at Junior Achievement of San Diego. “The long-term objective is to prepare students to become contributing citizens and show them the direct relevance between what they learn in class and their future success.”
At the event, over 200 guests and community members celebrated the impact made when strong, committed women come together to support the nonprofit community. Among other award recipients, Junior Achievement debuted as the foundation’s Education Community Partner. The nonprofit received the “Empowering Young Leaders-Encouraging Young Lives” grant, which will provide an opportunity for the low-income students at Porter and Fay Elementary Schools to benefit from the Junior Achievement’s In-school Elementary School Program and JA BizTown.