Wisconsin Junior Achievement Gets Big Donation
For the City-Times
U.S. Bank has donated $12,000 to Junior Achievement of Wisconsin following a challenge to credit card customers in the area to test their financial IQ for a chance to earn $20 for themselves and $20 for Junior Achievement.
U.S. Bank invited credit card applicants to participate in the quiz during the credit card application process. The quiz, which is on the U.S. Bank credit wellness site (http://mycard.usbank.com/credit), was designed to help consumers manage credit scores, provide education about credit and provide tools and resources to help build and maintain credit.
“Junior Achievement of Wisconsin is extremely grateful to U.S. Bank for being dedicated to prepare young people to successfully navigate their economic future,” said Tim Greinert, President of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin. “Thanks to U.S. Bank and other corporate partners, we are able to provide students with best-in-class programming that will equip them with the financial literacy and work readiness skills they will need as adults.”
U.S. Bank has more than 5,000 employees and 125 branches in Wisconsin. Statewide, U.S. Bank provided nearly $3 million in contributions to the community. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $361 billion in assets as of September 30, 2013, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,088 banking offices in 25 states and 4,937 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin provides programs to local students that allow them to develop financial literacy skills that will empower them to own their economic success and make wiser decisions in life. Corporate and community volunteers deliver relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
Since 1941, Wisconsin students in kindergarten through 12th grade have been brought face to face with volunteers who have opened their eyes to business and economics through Junior Achievement. JA programs empower students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world – enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school. Over 150,000 Wisconsin students benefited from Junior Achievement last year. To learn more visit http://wisconsin.ja.org.