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Grand Rapids, Mich. - Junior Achievement of Mid Michigan (JAMM), a division of Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes (JAMGL), is very pleased to announce that it has received $130,000 in financial support from Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Jackson®) in conjunction with Financial Literacy Month celebrated each year in April. “This contribution is a significant increase in the already generous support provided by Jackson each year,” said Bill Coderre, JAMGL President and CEO. “This sizable gift communicates Jackson’s commitment not only to Junior Achievement, but to the importance they place on providing resources to students that allows them to become financially successful adults.”

As Junior Achievement works to increase its impact in classrooms in a post Covid environment, this contribution is designed to expand reach and encourage volunteers to re-engage in area classrooms. “Our volunteers are a critical part of the JA experience,” said Coderre. “While JA provides a proven curriculum, our volunteers bring a level of career learning to the experience that is unmatched.

Career learning is a focus across our state, and utilizing volunteers to share their experiences in the context of our important financial literacy programming is a win-win for our students.”

Jackson has demonstrated a commitment to local financial education as a JAMGL partner since 2007, providing both financial and volunteer support throughout the years. They have provided over 350 hours of volunteer service through board and committee work, event support and classroom volunteerism.

“By giving back as volunteers and supporting financial education programs across the country, we know that investing in personal relationships will help alleviate financial illiteracy and ensure more Americans can make smart financial decisions in the future,” said Danielle Robinson, assistant vice president, corporate philanthropy, Jackson. “Our shared goals with Junior Achievement will strengthen individuals, families and entire communities.”

Media Contacts:

Laura Lutterbeck
Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan/Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes
(269) 968-9188

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