Junior Achievement of Western CT Receives $10K Grant from Near & Far Aid

Bridgeport, CT - Junior Achievement of Western CT received a $10,000 grant from Near & Far Aid in Fairfield to support its programs that deliver financial literacy, career/work readiness and entrepreneurship programs to students in Bridgeport, CT. The grant, in part, helps Junior Achievement provide economic empowerment programs and positive role models to over 4,100 Bridgeport students in grades K-12.

“This grant goes a long way in helping us expand our programs for middle school students, which is a time when the gap between highest and lowest performing students widens considerably," said Bernadine Venditto, President, Junior Achievement of Western CT.  “Access to our programs, made possible in part by Near and Far Aid is vital to helping students, most in need, build a foundation of college/career skills to be competitive in the classroom and connect their education to future success."

About Near & Far Aid

Near & Far Aid is an all-volunteer fundraising and fund granting organization, dedicated to eliminating the causes and effects of poverty in Fairfield County. We accomplish our mission by finding and funding programs that provide life’s most basic necessities, as well as those that seek to achieve lasting change. Since 2000, Near & Far Aid has granted more than $17 million to the area’s best non-profit agencies and programs who further our mission.

About Junior Achievement of Western CT

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to empower young people with the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and commu­nity volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. For more information about JAWCT, please visit www.jawct.org or call 203.382.0180.



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