Foundation awards grant to Junior Achievement

(Clinton, IN) – Junior Achievement of the Wabash Valley is the proud recipient of a $500 grant from the Vermillion County Community Foundation.  Grant monies will be used to purchase curriculum materials in the areas of work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship for kindergarten through high school students in the South and North Vermillion School Corporations. 

Established in 1919, Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers and provide relevant, hands-on experiences.

According to Dale White, Executive Director of the Vermillion County Community Foundation, “One of the key features of JA is the utilization of volunteers from the local business community teaching students about business and personal finance.  This mentoring relationship enhances the learning experience for the students.”

Grant monies are made available by the Community Fund at the Foundation.   This fund is made available by Vermillion County citizens who want to help worthwhile projects and programs succeed.  Many donations also come in from former area citizens who have moved away, found success and now want to give back to their hometown community. It is because of the generosity of people like these that this grant is made possible.

Donations for ongoing grantmaking efforts (memorial gifts are a great idea) may be made online at www.wicf-inc.org or mailed to: Vermillion County Community Foundation, ATTN: Community Fund, PO Box 532, Clinton, IN 47842-0532.

Vermillion County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Western Indiana Community Foundation, is a not-for-profit public charity established in 1996 to serve donors, award grants and scholarships, and provide leadership to improve all of Vermillion County. 

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