(Bridgeport, CT)Earlier last month, Junior Achievement of Greater Fairfield County was chosen to receive a $10,000 grant award from United Way of Western Connecticut. This funding is a part of United Way’s COVID-19 Resiliency Grant Program and is effective July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022. JAGFC was one of the 44 agencies that received funding throughout Stamford, Northern Fairfield County, and Southern Litchfield County.

The funds received in partnership with United Way of Western Connecticut will support JA’s efforts to provide work and career readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship programs to K-12 students in the Greater Danbury and Stamford areas, through the continuation of current programs and implementation of new ones. Junior Achievement’s relevant and innovative programs help to teach students the important skills that they need to succeed in a global economy.

“Junior Achievement of Greater Fairfield County is looking forward to partnering with the United Way of Western Connecticut,” said Bernadine Venditto, President of Junior Achievement of Greater Fairfield County. “It has been such a difficult time for families and communities in our area. With support from the United Way, JA can build a brighter tomorrow for young people.”

About Junior Achievement of Greater Fairfield County

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers and provide relevant experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Locally, Junior Achievement of Greater Fairfield County provides inspiring economic empowerment programs to students across Greater Fairfield County in partnership with volunteers, educators, and corporate supporters.

About United Way of Western Connecticut

United Way of Western Connecticut improves the lives of hard-working, struggling households by mobilizing the resources of local communities to create lasting change. United Way helps residents across Northern Fairfield County, Southern Litchfield County and the City of Stamford by focusing on the vital building blocks for a good life: education, financial stability and health. It is particularly focused on a population identified as ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed). By leveraging the collective power of the community, we are focused on creating an environment where individuals and families are self-sufficient and can achieve financial independence. For more information about United Way of Western Connecticut, please visit: www.uwwesternct.org. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram. Watch us on YouTube.