Venture Bank Adopts School

Venture Bank Funds Junior Achievement at Local School
Company Provides Financial and Volunteer Support to Nonprofit Organization

March 16, 2016

Brooklyn Center, MN — As a participant in Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest’s (JAUM) School Partnership Program, Venture Bank is supporting Junior Achievement programs at Earle Brown Elementary School in Brooklyn Center. In addition to providing financial resources, Venture Bank employees will volunteer their time and energy to facilitate JA lessons in five or more classrooms at Earle Brown, impacting more than 180 students.

So far this school year, Venture Bank employees have been involved in 49 volunteer experiences supporting JA youth throughout the Twin Cities, up from 18 experiences in 2014-15
“We are excited about the opportunity to “adopt” Earle Brown Elementary as part of JAUM’s school partnership program,” said Michael Zenk, President of Venture Bank. “We are looking forward to involving more of our employees in this rewarding and fun volunteer opportunity that helps prepare students for future economic success.”

“Venture Bank is a wonderful example of how one organization can make such a huge difference in the lives of young people in our community,” said Gina Blayney, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Upper Midwest. “The local business community has been extremely supportive of Junior Achievement’s goal of inspiring local students to succeed in the global economy,” said Blayney. “Venture Bank is a remarkable example of that spirit of generosity. In a very real way, Venture Bank helps our region’s students develop financial literacy, college and career readiness and entrepreneurship skills, contribute to the community and participate in the revitalization of the economy.”