Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada is one of 52 JA sites that shared in being a recipient of $1.4 million across the country to support high school programs that help nearly 30,000 students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future, and foster skills that will be highly useful in the business world.
“We are honored to partner with the Taco Bell Foundation in championing the educational dreams of our young people. It is so important to teach this generation about the value of education and work readiness, so they can become financially independent, professional young people,” said Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada President and CEO Michelle Jackson. “The vision we share with the Taco Bell Foundation is one in which every young person has access to quality education and the resources they need to create good.”
Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada is one of more than 400+ youth-serving organizations that will receive a portion of the $10 million in grants being presented by the Taco Bell Foundation this year. The grants are an example of the Taco Bell Foundation’s mission to fuel young people’s boldest educational ambitions.
“We are proud to support like-minded organizations through our Local Grants Program,” said Taco Bell Foundation Interim Executive Director Jennifer Bradbury. “Together with these organizations, we work to break down barriers so students nationwide can continue creating and innovating. This $10 million is going back to those in our local communities who are most hungry to learn.”
About Taco Bell Foundation
Taco Bell Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity that educates and inspires the next generation of leaders through programming like the Live Más Scholarship and the Local Grants Program. Since 1992, the Taco Bell Foundation has reached more than 4 million young people across the country and has awarded more than $110 million in grants and scholarships, focused on education and career readiness. In 2015, Taco Bell and the Taco Bell Foundation launched the Live Más Scholarship, a program aimed at empowering the nation’s young innovators and creators. In May 2021, the Taco Bell Foundation awarded $7 million in Live Más Scholarships to 420 students. For more information visit TacoBellFoundation.org.
About Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada
Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, Inc. was founded locally in 1996. The organization is dedicated to providing financial education to students K-12, with a curriculum that spans from budget management to economic principals, workforce skills and credit. Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada reaches more than 20,000 students annually in the Las Vegas area with the help of 285 businesses and 6,800 business role models. For more information visit https://jasnv.org/ and follow on Instagram and Facebook.
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