Scott popped by the studio yesterday for the 'Community Corner' to give us the heads up on a few things happening with Junior Achievement of the Heartland.

For those of you who don't know, Junior Achievement of the Heartland - or JA for short, has a mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. They want to help the younger generation prepare for their future and own their economic success.

JA wants their participants to be good people and productive citizens and help to give back to their communities. Through the program they'll be prepared through the three pillars of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

In life, students can learn a trade and take a skill with them, but how does one learn the ins and outs of the business world? Through people who have already taken the path, right?

JA features volunteers from all over the Tri-state area and all of the communities they serve who go into classrooms to share their real world practical experiences that employers need. They share skillsets and different job opportunities to prepare students to enter the workforce career ready.

To start the school year, JA is looking for volunteers to go into classrooms (or online virtual opportunities) to serve students in the area.

On Monday, September 13th the JA Golf Classic of the Tri-States is happening at the Meadows Golf Club in Dubuque. You can register your foursome at the JA WEBSITE for $500 per team which includes your green fee, cart, lunch, on-course games, player gift and dinner!

Scott mentioned that event wouldn't be possible without the help of the Friedman Group, Hodge, Finnin Ford-Finnin Kia, Kunkel and Associates, The Life Group Financial Services and Rousselot.

Richardson Motors is the hole-in-one sponsor this year. (Good luck!)

Proceeds will help fund JA's programs that benefit more than 4,000 students in the Tri-State area!

Down the road, JA will be hosting their annual Bowl-a-thon in February.

If you are interested in helping with this great organization, be sure to check the JA WEBSITE or FACEBOOK PAGE for more details!

~Chris Farber

 

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