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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT HONORS 57 ORGANIZATIONS WITH U.S. PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT HONORS 57 ORGANIZATIONS WITH U.S. PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD

Volunteers at these organizations provided students with critical mentoring and positive role models

 

Colorado Springs, CO  – Junior Achievement USA® (JA) announced today that it will honor 57 organizations with the 2016-2017 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Awards. The organizations receiving the awards provided Junior Achievement with significant volunteer resources during the 2016-2017 school year. The recipients will be recognized at an evening awards ceremony as part of the JA Volunteer Summit, presented by the American Express Foundation, on March 13, 2018 in New York, NY.

In 2003, President George W. Bush established the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in communities and to encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President's Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor individuals who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. In 2006, Junior Achievement became an official certifying organization for this award, which recognizes corporations with a U.S. presence that provide volunteers to teach JA programs anywhere in the world.

"Junior Achievement volunteers are important mentors for young people, bringing our programs to life. Each year, more than 243,000 JA volunteers share their experiences and skills with students while delivering our programs, teaching them how to manage their money, succeed in the workforce, or start a business that creates jobs and grows the economy," said Jack Kosakowski, President and CEO of Junior Achievement USA. "The recipients of the President's Volunteer Service Awards are leaders in this effort and critical to helping JA inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy."

The following organizations are recipients of the 2016-2017 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Awards, as determined by Junior Achievement USA:

Gold Award Recipients (15,000 Volunteer Hours or More)

Accenture LLP

AT&T

Bank of America

Barclays

Capital One

Citi

Deloitte

Ernst & Young LLP

Financial Services Roundtable

GE

HSBC Bank USA, N.A. and HSBC Holdings plc

KPMG LLP

MetLife

National Credit Union Foundation

PwC

SunTrust Banks, Inc.

U.S. Bancorp

Wells Fargo

 

Silver Award Recipients (10,000 Volunteer Hours or More)

ExxonMobil

General Motors

Huntington Bancshares

Quicken Loans Inc.

Robert Morris University-Illinois

Santander Bank, N.A.

Starbucks

Woodforest National Bank

 

Bronze Award Recipients (5,000 Volunteer Hours or More)

ADP

Allstate Insurance Company

American Express

AXA Group

BBVA Compass

Broward College

Caterpillar Inc.

Deere & Company

The Dow Chemical Company

Eli Lilly and Company

FedEx

Fidelity Investments

Grant Thornton LLP

Indiana University Health

Jackson

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

ManpowerGroup Inc.

MasterCard Worldwide

Microsoft

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

MUFG

PepsiCo

Regions Bank

SAP America

State Farm

TD Bank, N.A.

University of Central Florida

The University of Texas at San Antonio

UPS

Voya Financial

YMCA of the USA

 

About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)

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 4.8 million students per year in more than 100 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations over 100 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.

Media Contacts:

Ed Grocholski
Junior Achievement USA®
(719) 540-6165
ed.grocholski@ja.org
@JA_USA

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