Ameren Illinois has made a $10,000 donation to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Illinois. The gift will help fund Junior Achievement programs for youth in its Illinois territories. That includes 18 counties, reaching over 140,000 students annually.
Junior Achievement spokesman Annette McClellan says the funds will go a long way in helping JA to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
Junior Achievement programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences. The interaction between JA volunteers and students promote active learning and brings theory to life. The volunteers bring real-life business experience and guidance into the classroom at a time that represents an essential crossroads for young people.