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Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida to host Volunteer & Teacher Appreciation Event May 24

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Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will host a Volunteer & Teacher Appreciation Event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24 at Six Bends Harley-Davidson, located at 9501 Thunder Road in Fort Myers. The event is free and open to the public and will feature free food, refreshments, prize drawings and an awards ceremony to recognize volunteers and teachers for their contributions.

Teachers and volunteers make the mission of Junior Achievement a reality by bringing the organization’s curriculum to life, sharing their personal backgrounds and professional expertise to create a Junior Achievement program that is unique for each student and classroom. Throughout the 2015-16 school year, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida partnered with more than 150 classroom business volunteers in order to bring Junior Achievement programs to more than 8,700 students. This year’s totals are still pending, but Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida anticipates that programs will have reached more than 9,600 students during the 2016-17 school year.

During the appreciation event, local students will share stories on how Junior Achievement has positively impacted their lives through compassionate volunteers and the essential business skills taught through the Junior Achievement programs. The event will also provide these students with valuable networking opportunities with other Junior Achievement supporters in attendance. Prospective volunteers or guests of current volunteers are also invited to attend the event to learn more about supporting local students as a Junior Achievement volunteer.

For more information, or to RSVP for the event, please contact Jodie Greenhoe by emailing jgreenhoe@jaswfl.org or calling 239-225-2590.

About Junior Achievement:

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. Junior Achievement programs are delivered 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 4.8 million students per year in more than 100 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations over 100 other countries worldwide. Locally, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida partnered with more than 150 classroom business volunteers during the 2015-2016 school year to provide more than 8,700 students with Junior Achievement programs in more than 360 classes throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. For more information on Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida visit www.JASWFL.org, call 239-225-2590 or email info@jaswfl.org.

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