Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay Receives Grant from Travelers Foundation
Tampa Bay, FL, October 27, 2015 – Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay has received a $6,000 grant from the Travelers Foundation, the charitable arm of Travelers.
The grant will enable 200 Hillsborough County middle school students to participate in JA Economics for Success, to be taught by JA trained Travelers employees and associates. JA Economics for Success is a program that demonstrates the importance of staying in school, completing one’s education, and the impact on future earnings potential. The program explores personal finance and students’ education and career options, based upon their self-identified skills, interests, and values.
Travelers is ensuring opportunity by contributing to efforts that create strong, vibrant communities and offer pathways to success. Through corporate funding and the Travelers Foundation, Travelers targets its giving to three key outcomes: academic & career success, thriving neighborhoods and arts & culture. With the primary focus of educating underrepresented students to lead tomorrow’s workforce, Travelers also contributes to organizations that aid in developing communities through small business support and neighborhood revitalization, and enriching lives and learning through arts & culture.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home, and business. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has approximately 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $27 billion in 2014. For more information, visit www.travelers.com.
About Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay
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. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provides relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Last year, Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay reached 94,579 students in the Tampa Bay area. Visit jatampabay.org for more information.
Andrea L. Lamphere
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay