(Greensboro) September 8, 2021 – The Earl and Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation has awarded Junior Achievement of the Triad $25,000 for Junior Achievement (JA) Programs to serve students in High Point, NC.
This grant will be used to implement JA programs that will help High Point students cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset, prepare for the jobs of the future, and develop the skills to achieve financial independence. JA’s successive approach will ensure that kindergarten through eighth grade students will engage with JA programming and volunteer mentors in each of their elementary and middle school years, exposing young people to knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices.
“This funding will equip young people in High Point with the life skills critical to their success in the working world,” said Jacqueline McCracken, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of the Triad. “We are thankful for Earl and Kitty Congdon’s commitment to creating opportunities for students to believe in themselves and be prepared for their future.”
The Earl and Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation invests in organizations within the greater High Point area and beyond that promote improved quality of life by reducing barriers to opportunity. Learn more by contacting Megan E. Oglesby, Executive Director, at Megan@congdonfoundation.org.
About Junior Achievement of the Triad
Junior Achievement of the Triad (JA) is a for impact organization dedicated to empowering young people to believe in themselves and own their economic success. Junior Achievement is preparing the future workforce that is vital to our region’s success in the global economy. To ensure education and workforce development efforts fulfill the future needs of the community, JA is leveraging our expertise in collaboration with local school and business partners. JA’s focus is reaching 35,000 K-8th grade students in the Triad annually by 2023 by delivering programs that align with industry needs, building awareness around the diverse career opportunities in the Triad and focusing on entrepreneurship to expand the culture of innovation. For more information, visit www.triadja.org