2012 JA Banks in Action North American Virtual Competition Results
- First Place: MEL Bank
- Second Place: Too Big, To Fail Bank
- Third Place: Make it Rain Bank
"Citi is delighted to join Junior Achievement and share our knowledge and expertise of the banking industry with students from our communities," said Norman L. Wright, Site President, Citi San Antonio. "Through JA Banks in Action, students learn the importance of saving and managing credit wisely as they experience the financial world both as consumers and as financial services business managers."
In 2007, JA Banks in Action expanded from its roots in Latin America to become a global program. Today, the program reaches over 88,740 students from 43 countries annually. In the U.S, with the Citi Foundation's support more than 3,000 students in 14 markets participated in the program during the 2011-2012 school year.
The Citi Foundation is one of largest contributors to Junior Achievement globally. Over the past five years, the Foundation has invested over $19 million in JA's financial capability and entrepreneurship programs, including JA Banks in Action. During that time 9,500 Citi employees have also invested in students' futures by volunteering to teach financial capability and responsible business skills to young people in the classroom.