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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT HONORS 64 ORGANIZATIONS WITH U.S. PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT HONORS 64 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 64 organizations with the 2015-2016 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Awards. The organizations receiving the awards provided Junior Achievement with significant volunteer resources during the 2015-2016 school year. The recipients will be recognized at an evening awards ceremony as part of the JA Volunteer Summit, presented by American Express, on March 7, 2017 in New York, NY. This awards ceremony takes place in conjunction with JA USA's quarterly national board of directors' meeting.

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 237,000 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 2015-2016 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Awards, as determined by Junior Achievement USA:

 

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

Accenture

AT&T

Bank of America

Barclays

Capital One

Citi

Deloitte

Destination & Travel Foundation

Ernst & Young LLP

ExxonMobil

Financial Services Roundtable

GE

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

KPMG LLP

MetLife

National Credit Union Foundation

PwC

Starbucks

SunTrust Banks, Inc.

U.S. Bancorp

Walt Disney World

Wells Fargo

 

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

AXA Group

BBVA Compass

Broward College

Caterpillar Inc.

Huntington Bancshares

Regions Bank

University of Central Florida

UPS

Woodforest National Bank

 

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

ADP

AIG

Allstate Insurance Company

American Express

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

BP

Centerpoint Energy

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP

Deere & Company

The Dow Chemical Company

FedEx

Fidelity Investments

Fifth Third Bank

General Motors

Goldman Sachs

HP Inc.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

LyondellBasell Industries

ManpowerGroup Inc.

MasterCard Worldwide

Microsoft

MUFG

PepsiCo

Quicken Loans Inc.

Robert Morris University-Illinois

Santander Bank, N.A.

SAP America

Schlumberger

Target Corporation

Technip USA

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

UBS AG

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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