Charlotte, NC, February 28, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas (JACC), the Carolinas’ premier organization providing financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship education to the state’s youth, is pleased to announce a donation of $10,626 from Charlotte Succession, a nonprofit organization that facilitates personal and community development through leadership and service in the Charlotte area. The donation, made with proceeds from the organization’s annual Succession Golf Tournament, will support the Junior Achievement JA BizTown® program for economically disadvantaged students in Mecklenburg County.
Over the past three years, Charlotte Succession has donated a total of $45,597 to JA BizTown – enough to enable more than 1,100 economically disadvantaged students to participate in the program. These students will engage in daily business lessons and visits to a fully interactive simulated town facility that helps them learn how to apply their education to real world situations.
In October, Charlotte Succession hosted its Succession Golf Tournament on behalf of the JACC for the third year in a row. Charlotte Succession strives to give back to the local community through the opportunities and skills it provides to its members, as well as JACC program participants.
“Charlotte Succession has been an incredible partner in ensuring that local students have access to the same preparation, training and mentorship that the gentlemen of Charlotte Succession have received to become integral members of our community and workforce,” said Sarah Cherne, president and CEO of JACC. “We are grateful for their incredible support and leadership in securing a financially stable workforce for Charlotte’s future.”
“We are proud of and grateful for our partnership with Junior Achievement,” said Douglas LaBrosse, 2013 president of Charlotte Succession. “The valuable lessons JA instills in our community’s youth mirror our mission of personal and community development through leadership and service. It is an honor to be able to help in any way we can.”
- SPX Corporation was the title sponsor of Succession Golf Tournament and Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches was the lunch sponsor.
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Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to providing young people in grades K through 12 with the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for the future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas (JACC), headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., operates offices in Asheville, N.C., and Rock Hill, S.C., and serves more than 33,000 students annually through its hands-on and experiential educational programs. Delivered by corporate and community volunteers, JA programs provide relevant, engaging experiences that educate and empower students in the areas of financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship. For more information, visit http://www.jacarolinas.org/.