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August 25, 2015

Citizens Bank supports Economic Self-Sufficiency

Junior Achievement, together with the generous support of Citizens Bank, implemented two programs aimed at middle grades and high school students. Through the delivery of JA Economics for Success for middle grades and JA Personal Finance for high school, students got the opportunity to explore personal finance and career options based on their skills, interests, and values. These programs also demonstrated the economic benefits of staying in school, the importance of planning, goal setting, and thoughtful decision-making within the context of career and life decisions.

Junior Achievement president Ed Murray said "We are grateful to Citizens Bank for their generosity in providing the funding so that we can help young people own their economic success in life. Having banks like Citizens provide this support is critical to our ability to impact more than 24,500 students each year with knowledge and skills related to financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

About Junior Achievement (JA)

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 provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches four million students per year in more than 120 markets across the United States, with an additional six million students served by operations in 119 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York serves 12 counties in the region. Its programs reach 24,600 students in kindergarten through 12th grade and provide young people with knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.



JA has after school programs for elementary and middle grades students