LAS VEGAS – Cox Charities recognized the vital efforts of Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada’s financial literacy efforts in improving the lives of local K-12 students by awarding the nonprofit with a $4,000 grant.
“Cox Charities encourages and enables the employees of Cox Las Vegas to give back to the community and determine the funding channels for their dollars,” said Stephanie F. Stallworth, director, public and community relations of Cox Las Vegas. “Cox is proud to be a part of Southern Nevada and to support organizations such as Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada that make our community a better place for us all.”
Junior Achievement fills the void for financial education curriculum – now almost all virtual – that the Clark County School District and other schools don’t have the resources to provide. For example, younger students learn about their roles as individuals, workers and consumers while focusing on the importance of saving and the difference between wants and needs. Middle and high school students learn about key economic principals, workforce issues, personal budgeting and credit. Some programs include the online and interactive JA Finance Park Virtual personal financial planning exercise, JA Inspire career exploration program, and new partnership with Las Vegas Raiders Alec Ingold for his Money Mini Camp 14-part financial literacy series.
“Cox Charities has been a tried-and-true supporter of our students with their ongoing investments to Junior Achievement programs. We are extremely grateful for not only this gift, but their longstanding partnership with us,” said Michelle Jackson, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada.
Cox Charities, the philanthropic arm of Cox Las Vegas, has awarded more than $2.3 million in Cox Charities grants in Southern Nevada since 2007. For more information, visit www.coxcharitieslv.org.
About Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada
Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, Inc. is dedicated to providing financial education to K-12 students with age-appropriate virtual and live curriculum that spans from budget management to economic principals, workforce skills and credit. Founded locally in 1996, the local nonprofit organization has reached more than 450,000 students 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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