Our speaker was Susan Nelson from Junior Achievement.  If you’ll recall, Cass chose J.A. to receive a $500.00 donation from our club foundation.  J.A. teaches children to be smart about money matters.  Did you know that 60% of kids today don’t think they’ll be economically self-sufficient by age 24, and that 1 in 4 college students acquires more debt than they can pay off?  Junior Achievement has many programs designed to change this. 
 
They serve 11 million students worldwide, including 4.5 million here in the U.S. and over 12,000 in our area. They provide work readiness programs, teach soft skills like reliability and teamwork, and generally teach kids to own their economic future. 
 
People interested in helping can volunteer to lead programs in various schools – all of the curriculum and training is provided by Junior Achievement!