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Kentucky Colonels from all over the world are partnering with Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass

 

Kentucky Colonels from all over the world are partnering with Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass to improve the lives of those living in this community.

On September 9th, Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass will receive a grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky during a ceremony at the Lexington Children’s Theatre.  This grant will be used to empower students to own their financial success and succeed in a global economy.

 Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass volunteers inspire over 18,300 students in 750 classes.  With the support of positive adult role models who volunteer their time, JA enables students to understand business, citizenship, economics, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, ethics/character and work readiness.  JA programs also encourage confidence and motivate young people to achieve their personal, educational and career goals.  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. 

 Members of The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels include some of the greatest achievers and people of influence in the world.  Each member has received the title of “Kentucky Colonel.”  That is the highest civilian honor the Governor of the Commonwealth can bestow.

 The Kentucky Colonels, through their Good Works Program, will distribute this year nearly $1.5 million to support over 143 worthy causes.