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Norwalk's Jefferson Science Magnet Earns Grant To Hold 'JA In A Day'

Jefferson Science Magnet School has received a grant from First Niagara Bank to fund Junior Achievement's "JA in a Day" program.
Jefferson Science Magnet School has received a grant from First Niagara Bank to fund Junior Achievement's "JA in a Day" program. Photo Credit: jes.norwalkps.org

NORWALK, Conn. -- Jefferson Science Magnet School has received a grant from First Niagara Bank to fund Junior Achievement's "JA in a Day" program.

The event is June 8.

“First Niagara has partnered with Junior Achievement for the past five years in support of this popular and effective program,” said First Niagara’s New England Regional President Jeff Hubbard. “Financial literacy in an important tool to understand at any age, and our employees really enjoy spending the day teaching this skill to students across the state.”

The Norwalk school is one of three in the state to receive a grant. First Niagara Bank donated $12,500 in grants.

More than 50 First Niagara employees are expected to participate in the programs.

The "JA in a Day" program brings volunteers from First Niagara to elementary schools, where they focus on financial literacy, entrepreneurism and the modern local work force.

“We are truly honored to partner with such great companies like First Niagara,” said Junior Achievement of Southwest New England Chief Operating Officer Jeremy Race. “Our students benefit not only from the JA curriculum that teaches them to be smart with their money, but they benefit from the talented employees of First Niagara who inspire them to dream big about their futures. First Niagara volunteers become role models and mentors for young people who will inevitably become tomorrow’s future leaders.”

For more information on the Junior Achievement of Southwest Connecticut, serving Fairfield County, visit www.jaswct.com .

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