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Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City Receives Generous Support from CliftonLarsonAllen

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January 10, 2018
 
Kansas City, MO - Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City (JAKC) has been awarded a generous grant from the CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) Foundation to support programs in financial education, work readiness, and entrepreneurship in the Kansas City metro, Northwest Missouri, and St. Joseph areas. This award is the first for JAKC from the CLA Foundation whose mission is focused on connecting networks, advancing work readiness, and creating career opportunities. It is projected that this grant will reach over 24,000 students in grades K-12.
 
JAKC president and CEO, Megan Sturges, recognizes that this gift will have a significant impact on growing Junior Achievement programming in the region.
 
“We are honored to receive such a generous gift from the CliftonLarsonAllen Foundation,” said Sturges. “Because of this funding support, we will be able to reach even more students in St. Joseph and Kansas City with programs that show students how money, careers, and business ownership work and prepare them for a successful future beyond the classroom.”
 
A representative from CliftonLarsonAllen will present the award at the St. Joseph JAKC board meeting on January 11 at 7:30 a.m. at Chick-Fil-A, Shoppes at North Village, 5303 N. Belt Hwy, St. Joseph, MO, 64506.
 
About Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City
Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City brings business back to the classroom by providing programs to promote financial literacy, inspire entrepreneurship, and prepare students (K-12) for success in a 21st century workplace. By connecting classrooms with business and community volunteers in a hands-on learning environment, we equip Kansas City’s next generation with the skills they need for a prosperous future. Visit jagkc.org.

 

 
Contact:
Meredith Suarez, Director of Development and Marketing
msuarez@jagkc.org, (816) 561-3558 x 13