Goal to bring financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness education to local students
Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida (JA) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
Occurring this year on Nov. 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
“Junior Achievement helps young people create successful futures by giving them the skills and knowledge to be successful in the world of work,” said Angela Fisher, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. “We ask the Southwest Florida community support JA’s mission by going to http://jaswfl.org/donate/ and donate $100 on Nov. 29, Giving Tuesday. Our goal is give more students access to JA programs, and we’re asking for the community’s support.”
JA’s unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver JA curriculum while sharing their experiences with students. Embodying the heart of JA, classroom volunteers transform the key concepts of JA lessons into a message that inspires and empowers students to believe in themselves, showing them they can make a difference in the world. For every $100 donated, a classroom kit can be purchased. Each JA class is provided at no cost to the schools, students, or teachers.
For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter.
About Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida:
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 of Southwest Florida programs are delivered to students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 4.6 million students per year in 113 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in 118 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit www.JA.org for more information. For more information about JA of Southwest Florida visit www.JASWFL.org, call 239-225-2590 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give—the 2016 iteration will be held on Nov. 29, 2016. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, businesses and corporations as well as families and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment dedicated to giving around the world.