For the 12th consecutive year, ACE Cash Express employees have participated in Junior Achievement’s JA in a Day program. Volunteers were eager to spend the day at J.O. Davis Elementary teaching students lessons about the importance of entrepreneurship, financial literacy and getting an education.
“Junior Achievement is a well-established community service program with our employees,” said Eric Norrington, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at ACE. “Our ACE volunteers enjoy teaching the students and leaving with knowing they’ve inspired children in their community to pursue their dreams.”
In addition to contributing volunteer hours, ACE’s annual donation of $25,000 supports Junior Achievement’s mission to promote interactive financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship education to prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
“ACE Cash Express has partnered with JA Dallas for many years providing thousands of Dallas-area students the education to be better prepared to make wise financial decisions and to enter the workforce confidently,” said Jan Murfield, President of Junior Achievement Dallas. “Thanks to ACE Cash Express and their faithful employees, the young people who have been impacted are more prepared to live their lives more financially aware. Thank you for providing volunteers and financial contributions that empower our areas young people!”
ACE’s charitable giving program, The Community Fund, is committed to empowering organizations that help children, provide education and promote financial literacy in the communities we serve. Since its inception in 2004, the ACE Community Fund has donated more than $13 million to organizations across the nation.
About Junior Achievement of Dallas
Junior Achievement (JA) of Dallas, a nonprofit organization, inspires and prepares at-risk youth to succeed in a global economy through volunteer-delivered K-12 curriculum. JA students are introduced to the elements of successful business start-ups, hands-on budgeting simulations, learn need and want differences, plus many more everyday financial skills. Established in Dallas in 1954, JA of Dallas has updated curriculum and is more relevant today than ever with over 4,000 volunteers impacting over 50,000 Dallas area students this year. JA volunteers help students dream big and reach their potential so that they have the power to be financially wise and career-ready young adults.