Junior Achievement of The Bluegrass
Announces Grant from the Honorable Order of KY Colonels

Lexington, KY — Junior Achievement offices across Kentucky are the recipients of a 2016 grant provided by the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.  This grant will provide JA program materials that will be used in at least 150 classrooms across the Commonwealth. 

“We appreciate the generosity of the Honorable Order of KY Colonels each year.  Their involvement with Junior Achievement offices across the Commonwealth is so important to our success each year.  Their investments allow our volunteers to inspire countless numbers of students to dream big and reach their full potential,” says Lynn Hudgins, President of JA of the Bluegrass. 

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels is a non-profit 501 © 3 charitable organization of talented and capable men and women appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky because of their service to the state.  We act as the Governor’s ambassadors of Kentucky’s heritage and rich history of arts and entertainment. 

The Colonel’s primary objective is to support needy Kentucky charities and worthy Kentucky organizations by raising money from our membership to help these organizations who stand ready to help our citizens share in Kentucky’s boundless future.  We celebrate this mission and encourage and affirm one another in these efforts.    

For more information about getting involved, visit our website www.jalexington.org .

About Junior Achievement of The Bluegrass, Inc. (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, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches nearly 20,400 students in the JA Bluegrass region. For more information, visit our website at http://www.jalexington.org, connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JABluegrass, or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jabluegrass