Rhode Island – Junior Achievement of Rhode Island, which provides workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy programs, recently received a $5,000 grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation to support its JA Personal Finance program for Rhode Island high school students.
"This grant will help JA to continue to provide youth in Rhode Island with the financial literacy skills they need to survive, thrive and contribute to our state's economy," said Lee Lewis, president of Junior Achievement of Rhode Island. “As one of the state’s predominant financial services organizations, we are pleased to have the support of Citizens Bank.”
Students participating in JA Personal Finance recognize the fundamental elements of their personal finances: earnings, saving and investing, budgeting, credit, risk management, and giving. They apply these fundamental elements to a personal financial plan that allows them to set specific goals for their lifelong financial needs and desired quality of life.
“Citizens Bank values our continued partnership with Junior Achievement,” said Ned Handy, President, Citizens Bank, Rhode Island. “We recognize the importance of teaching money management from a young age to foster sound financial decisions throughout adulthood.”
About Junior Achievement Rhode Island (JA)
Junior Achievement is the state'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 more than 7 percent of the Rhode Island student population per year in more than 26 communities across Rhode Island. Visit http://jarhodeisland.org for more information or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/juniorachievementri.
About the Citizens Bank Foundation
Citizens Bank Foundation is a subsidiary of the Citizens Charitable Foundation, which is a charitable contributions vehicle of RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc., RBS Citizens, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. The foundation’s support is focused on human services, affordable housing and economic development. RBSCFG’s website is citizensbank.com.