(Tell City, Indiana) Donors to Community Good Funds held by the Perry County Community Foundation are providing support for two new Junior Achievement programs in Perry County schools.
That support means $9,500 in grants for Junior Achievement of
Western Kentucky. A $2,500 grant will support the addition of a Career and Financial Empowerment Program for Middle School students and a $7,000 grant will add a Junior Achievement Soft Skills and Financial Literacy Program in the schools.
The new programs expand the work Junior Achievement is already doing in the three Perry County schools.
The two grants prompted Perry County Community Foundation donors and staff to make the presentation and celebrate the grants by observing Junior Achievement at work. That meant a visit to William Tell Elementary School and participation in a Junior Achievement Class designed to teach young people real world skills, emphasizing financial literacy, work-readiness, and entrepreneurship, followed by the check presentation.
Pictured in the back row, at the presentation, behind third graders at William Tell Elementary School are, left to right, Emily Davis, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact with the Foundation; Dan Douglas, President of Junior Achievement of Western Kentucky; Laura Noble, Principal of William Tell Elementary School; Gary Greubel, President of the Perry County Junior Achievement Action Board; Brent and Mary K. Cardinal, Founders of the Cardinal-Smith-Etienne Fund, one of the Community Good Funds held by the Perry County Community Foundation; Mary James, Regional Director of Development with the Foundation; and John Scioldo, Superintendent of Tell City – Troy Township Schools.