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State Farm Presents Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky with $10,000 Grant



Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky recently received a $10,000 grant from State Farm. The Good Neighbor Citizenship® Company Grants program will help Junior Achievement continue to provide essential programs on work-readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship to K-12 students throughout South Central Kentucky.

“Junior Achievement is very grateful to receive these vital funds at this time,” said Junior Achievement President Casey Birge. “Junior Achievement has continued to provide programs to students no matter where they are learning, be that in the classroom, at home through virtual platforms, or in a hybrid environment. We are proud of our strong partnership with State Farm Insurance and appreciate their commitment to the education of our youth.”

Junior Achievement applied for the funding to aid them in their goal of providing proven curricula to student participants, encouraging them to complete their formal K-12 education, consider additional career-focused education and become valued employees in their desired careers.

On an annual basis, Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky reaches almost 9,000 local students. These funds specifically will help provide programming support for 1,700 of those students. “State Farm is proud to continue our financial support of Junior Achievement’s efforts in nine counties in South Central Kentucky,” said Judy McConkey, Corporate Responsibility Analyst for State Farm. “During these challenging times they are finding new ways to utilize this grant to help reach over 1,700 students to help them realize their dreams through economic empowerment.”

Through a greater understanding of local career options and employer expectations, Junior Achievement will create a pipeline of educated, skilled and talented employees for companies in need of productive and successful team members within a global economy. This is the fifth consecutive year Junior Achievement has received support from the State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship® Company Grants program.

About Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky (JASCKY)
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 more than 4.6 million students per year in 113 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in 118 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. For more information on Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky please visit www.jaforkids.com.

About State Farm:
The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its 19,200 agents and 59,000 employees serve approximately 84 million policies and accounts – over 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies and over 2 million financial services accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 36 on the 2020 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.

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