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Phillips 66 Awards Junior Achievement $25,000 for programs
The goal of Junior Achievement is to prepare and inspire young people to succeed. Junior Achievement of the High Plains was brought to Amarillo by a group of local bankers who recognized a need for financial education for students. The organization started with 497 students in AISD and currently serves more than 4,000 students primarily in AISD as well as school districts throughout the Panhandle.
"This gift will allow us to expand into a new school district, and give those students the tools, knowledge, and skills they need to manage the current economic climate. Our programs are designed to give students the necessary knowledge to keep them out of poverty. One of our goals is to reach our students before they reach the point of crisis", Says Teresa Hillman, the Executive Director for Junior Achievement.
Junior Achievement of the High Plains focuses on financial literacy, career development, and college and workforce readiness programs. Students learn financial topics such as budgeting, saving, the importance of establishing credit and how to minimize debt. Trained and passionate business volunteers from within the community lead the classes, while public support gives JA the ability to continue to provide these enriching programs.
For more information visit https://www.juniorachievement.org/