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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Junior Achievement to expand programming in local high schools - Battle Creek Enquirer


Junior Accomplishment of Southwest Wolverine State (JA) announced today that the organisation programs to spread out its high school scheduling in Kalamazoo County for the 2008-2009 school year.


JA will be introducing new programmes for pupils in classes eight through twelve adjacent school year. JA Success Skills assists pupils develop personal schemes to accomplish womb-to-tomb acquisition chases and calling opportunities.. JA Careers with a Purpose presents pupils to the importance of seeking callings that aid them recognize their life potentiality and solid purpose. Junior Achievement's missionary post is to animate and set up immature people to win in a planetary economy. JA of Southwest Wolverine State will attain 27,000 pupils in six counties in Southwest Wolverine State this year.


This enlargement of JA's high school programmes will be possible in portion owed to a grant recently awarded to JA from the Washington Irving S. Gilmore Foundation. The grant will be used to back up the execution of three programmes in 27 schoolrooms reaching approximately 600 pupils in classes eight through twelve in the Kalamazoo country during the 2008-2009 school year.


"Young people volition not only necessitate the instruction they have mundane in school to be successful, but also the Ă«soft skills' that will aid them be more than prepared to come in and win in a competitory workforce," said Brad Kaufmann, President of Junior Accomplishment of Southwest Michigan. "We are very thankful for the support from the Washington Irving S. Gilmore Foundation as it will let JA to attain even more than pupils in Kalamazoo County with our valuable educational programmes at a critical clip in their lives."

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