(Jan. 19, 2012) — First Savings Banks has awarded Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana a $54,115 grant from the First Savings Charitable Foundation. This grant will serve more than 3,000 Southern Indiana students in Clark, Crawford and Washington counties.
The grant will allow these students to actively participate in two capstone programs: Sam Swope JA BizTown® and Chase JA Finance Park®. The experiential learning programs consist of a 25-30 hour classroom curriculum coupled with a hands-on, interactive simulation in the state-of-the-art learning laboratories in the James W. Robinson Junior Achievement Center for Freedom of Enterprise.
Debra Hoffer, president of Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, lauds the First Savings Bank Foundation for the generous donation.
“Their incredible gift covers both the student fee that would normally be covered by schools and bus costs,” Hoffer said. “The important point to note about this gift is that, without it, these young people would not have been able to experience these deep-impact programs.”
In 2010-2011, Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana will serve over 50,000 students throughout 26 counties in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The success of Junior Achievement programs relies heavily on the participation of volunteers and donations from supporters. Volunteers are currently needed for programs, so please contact JA at 502-561-KIDS (5437).