Vancouver, B.C. – Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JA) is pleased to announce a $40,000 contribution from Canadian Western Bank (CWB) towards business education programs for youth in BC. Their generous contribution will support Economics for Success, a program for grade 9 and 10 students that demonstrates the importance of staying in school to acquire the knowledge, attitude and skills needed for long-term career success.
Junior Achievement would also like to recognize CWB for their growing support of financial education for youth across Western Canada with additional support for theEconomics for Success program in classrooms in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
“CWB recognizes the significant value that Junior Achievement creates for students, and we are pleased to support the Economics for Success program across Western Canada,” says Greg Sprung, Executive Vice President, Canadian Western Bank. “Our employees have rallied behind the program and, in 2013, volunteered more than 300 hours. We’re on track to teach more classes and contribute more hours in 2014, so it’s been a great year for our partnership with JA.”
About Junior Achievement of British Columbia
Since 1955, British Columbia schools have relied on Junior Achievement (JA) to inspire and prepare our youth to succeed in an ever-changing global economy. This year 30,000 students in B.C. will benefit from JA programs delivered by volunteers from local business communities, who bring real-life experience into the classroom. JA programs focus on work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship, giving students the confidence and skills they need to become the next generation of business and community leaders. Visit www.jabc.org for more information on Junior Achievement of British Columbia.
For more information, please contact:
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Junior Achievement of British Columbia
T: (604) 688-3887 ext: 231