Vancouver, B.C. – Junior Achievement of BC (JABC) is pleased to announce that Accenture is continuing their longstanding support for JABC business education programs for youth with a grant of $10,000. This funding will support Junior Achievement high school programs, JA Titan and two Company Program “After-School” Clubs. This brings Accenture’s support of JABC to approximately $100,000 since 2006 in addition to significant in-kind support.
The grant is part of Accenture’s Skills to Succeed initiative, which plans to equip 500,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. Accenture recently announced that it surpassed its original goal of equipping 250,000 people with skills by 2015, a result made possible by working with non-profit partners like Junior Achievement that deliver employment and entrepreneurship outcomes at scale.
JA “Company Program” students sponsored by Accenture
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, entrepreneurship and financial literacy, giving students the confidence and skills they need to become the next generation of business and community leaders. Visit www.jabc.org
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