Junior Achievement

 
The Miles Foundation really wants to get to know the organizations they’re involved with – beyond just what’s on paper. We have a very special relationship with The Miles Foundation because of their personal approach to grantee partnerships.


Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement (JA) empowers students in grades K-12 to own their economic success by offering real-world, hands-on curriculum focused on work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills.  Through its partnership with The Miles Foundation, JA has been able to expand its programming into two new locations in Bridgeport and Decatur, Texas.

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Through its work with four different schools in the Bridgeport and Decatur communities, JA has:

  • Taught the basic concepts of business and economics to over 5,500 students in kindergarten through fifth grade;
  • Positively impacted children’s lives by helping them understand their role in our free market economy through delivery of the following programs:
    • “Ourselves”
    • “Our Families”
    • “Our Community”
    • “Our City”
    • “Our Region”
    • “Our Nation”
  • Opened students’ perspectives to the boundless career opportunities before them, while emphasizing the importance of education in attaining their career goals;
  • Recruited new volunteers from local businesses and organizations to deliver the JA programming and serve as a role model for students;
  • Trained many new volunteers to be able to effectively deliver JA programming, utilize interactive activities and materials, and interact with the specified grade level with which they will be working.
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JA hopes to continue the expansion of its programming into those communities and education facilities that seek the benefit of JA’s unique, real-world approach to financial preparedness.  The Miles Foundation looks forward to a continued partnership with JA and its dedicated team of leaders and volunteers.