1st Source Bank has provided Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan (JA) with a $5,250 grant to support the implementation of JA’s personal financial literacy program in local high schools.
Junior Achievement’s programs for students in kindergarten through 12th grade focus on entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy. The educational programs are delivered by volunteers who come into classrooms to teach the material while at the same time serving as positive adult role models for the kids.
“We are thrilled to have this generous support from 1st Source Bank,” said Brad Kaufmann, president of Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan. "1st Source Bank recognizes the importance of educating young people about financial literacy so they can make informed decisions about their finances in the future. This grant will help JA reach even more students with our valuable programs.”
In addition to the financial support, 1st Source Bank employees also serve as JA classroom volunteers teaching local students.