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Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas Hosts 5K for JA Run/Walk

Youth Financial Literacy Nonprofit Seeks to Empower Young People Through Fitness

Charlotte, NC, June 08, 2017 --( Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas (JACC), a premier organization dedicated to educating the state’s youth on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness skills, will be hosting their inaugural 5K For JA on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Presented by Empower Retirement, the 5K Race starts at 8 a.m. and the 1K Fun Run starts at 8:45 a.m. A family-friendly awards celebration will take place after the race at 1221 The Plaza.

Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas seeks to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy, with an end result of empowering them to own their economic success. For more information on the event, please visit:

“We are so excited to host our inaugural 5K For JA this June,” said Sarah Cherne, Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas’ President & CEO. “We see a strong correlation between the importance of financial fitness and physical fitness when our students think about their future. We hope this race will be an annual opportunity for us to share that message in a fun way with the students who are part of the JA family, as well as those who join us on race day. This run is all about our belief in the potential of young people in the area and an opportunity to bring the community together for an enjoyable day of outdoor activity.”

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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, North Carolina, operates offices in Asheville, North Carolina, and Rock Hill, South Carolina, and serves more than 42,000 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
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