U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award
64 COMPANIES HONORED BY JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT WITH A U.S. PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD
Volunteers provided students with critical mentoring and positive role models
Maplewood, MN – Junior Achievement USA® (JA) today announced that it will honor 64 organizations with the 2015-2016 U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award for providing volunteer hours to local Junior Achievement offices during the 2015-2016 school year. The U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award was presented at an evening awards ceremony during the JA Volunteer Summit, on March 7, 2017, in New York, NY. Of those 64 organizations receiving the award, the following companies provided volunteer support to Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest and the students it serves throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin:
Gold (15,000+ hours)
Bank of America
Financial Services Roundtable
Silver (10,000+ hours)
Bronze (5,000+ hours)
Deere & Company
Manpower Group Inc.
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 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. 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. JA’s volunteers are critical to our organization’s success and are a vital part of our mission,” said Gina Blayney, Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest (JAUM) President & CEO.
“Junior Achievement volunteers help build communities by empowering the next generation’s success,” said Craig Gordon, JAUM Board Chair and Chief of Strategic Development at RBC Correspondent & Advisor Services. “Junior Achievement could not exist without the dedication of its volunteers. We are grateful for this opportunity to recognize their invaluable support.”
Junior Achievement’s kindergarten through high school programs are delivered across the country by a network of more than 237,000 volunteers, including more than 9,000 in JAUM’s three-state region. JA programs provide innovative, hands-on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy education to more than 160,000 students in Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin each year.