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Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass Receives $25,000 Grant from Bechtel Group Foundation

Bechtel is partnering with Junior Achievement Worldwide to deliver programs to students around the world to achieve both local engagement and global impact through the “Bechtel Building Future Leaders 2017” initiative.  In 2017, Bechtel employees will deliver JA’s impactful programs related to work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship to elementary, middle and high school students.

The Bechtel Group Foundation awarded Junior Achievement (JA) of the Bluegrass $25,000 to implement additional programming in Madison County Schools.  “Bechtel is proud to partner with Junior Achievement to reach young people in our community,” said Ron Hink, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass (BPBG) Project Manager, Richmond, KY.  “JA is one of only four Bechtel signature programs supported globally by our company, signifying the importance we place on preparing students for the workplace and teaching them financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills.” 

“Bechtel is an extremely valuable partner for JA of the Bluegrass. In addition to providing the necessary funding to increase work readiness classes in Madison County and prepare students for their future, the company also allows their employees to teach the material,” says Lynn Hudgins, President of JA of the Bluegrass.    

About Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass:

Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass was incorporated in 1963 with the purpose of inspiring and preparing students to succeed in a global economy.  During 2015-2016, JA’s community volunteers served over 20,000 students.  In January of 2017, JA of the Bluegrass opened JA BizTown/JA Finance Park – an experiential opportunity for 5th and 8th graders.  With the support of positive adult role models who volunteer their time, JA enables students to understand business, citizenship, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, ethics/character and work readiness.  These learning experiences establish the foundation upon which today’s students can acquire the skills and attitudes necessary to succeed in a fast-changing world.  For more information, please visit www.jalexington.org.   

About Bechtel:

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel stands apart for its ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 58,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in 40 countries. www.bechtel.com