Junior Achievement Requests Community Sponsorship

By Kayla Vanover | 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky (WBKO) -- "If we do not reach our goal, we are not able to meet the demand from the teachers, of the programs they're requesting from us,” Heather Rogers, Junior Achievement President.

More than 13,000 students were impacted by Junior Achievement in the 2012-2013 school year.

This non-profit organization bridges business with education.

"We teach students about financial literacy, workforce readiness skills, and entrepreneurship so that they can be successful in the future,” Tina Prunty, Warren County Public School Official.

Volunteers visit classrooms of kindergarten through twelfth grade.

"Students always want to know, why is this important to me and how does this relate to my life or how is this going to benefit me? I think those are key elements that Junior Achievement brings to our students,” Heather Rogers, Junior Achievement President.

Now, the success of Junior Achievement comes at a cost. The new goal is $200,000, but they have only raised $75,000.

"We get about 47% of our funding from corporate and individual donors, the rest of the funding comes from special events and grants,” Heather Rogers, Junior Achievement President.

All money raised from now, until June 30, 2014, will cover expenses for the upcoming school year.

If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, click on the Junior Achievement link to learn more.

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