|[January 20, 2014]
IGS Energy Helps Junior Achievement Make the Entrepreneurial Journey Possible for Columbus-City Elementary School Students
DUBLIN, Ohio --(Business Wire)--
Junior Achievement of Central Ohio (JACO) announced today that employees
from IGS Energy will partner with the JA BizTown program on Wednesday,
January 22, 2014 to ensure that the program moves forward as planned.
Volunteers from the community are vital to the success of JA BizTown and
this week, the program was in jeopardy of cancelling for 74 students
from a Columbus City School.
For the students of Ohio Elementary, the culminating event of the
program almost didn't happen due to lack of volunteers. In response to
JA's need, 15 employees from IGS Energy, a sponsor of JA, have
volunteered to be on hand, ensuring the JA BizTown program continues as
planned for the 74 students of Ohio Elementary.
Each year, JACO provides students in grades 4th through 6th
with the opportunity to participate in JA BizTown, a hands-on program
designed to teach kids about financial literacy, career readiness and
entrepreneurship. The lessons taught in the classroom and applied during
the JA BizTown activities illustrate the components that play into real
life such as the task of working cooperatively, balancing personal
finance and shopping in the JA BizTown businesses. The program is highly
dependent upon volunteers.
"We are proud to be a sponsor of Junior Achievement and provid
volunteer support for the BizTown program," said Scott White, President
and CEO of IGS Energy. "We believe in the power of tomorrow's youth and
are happy to help prepare students for their future economic success."
"Volunteers from the community are needed in support of Junior
Achievement, and JACO greatly appreciates our partnership with IGS
Energy," said JACO President Mike Davis. "Their Power of Tomorrow
Challenge for companies, organizations and individuals to increase
volunteer and financial support of JACO so that our community can
prepare them to succeed in their career is reflected in their monetary
pledge and their promise of 50 volunteers. In addition to this
incredibly generous support, they continue to step up when unique
situations as this occur."
"These kids have been working hard and looking forward to the Junior
Achievement program for weeks. To know that the students will still be
inspired to develop these competitive skills and confidence the program
brings is something we're all appreciative of," said Kathleen Mcafee, 5th
Grade Teacher at Ohio Elementary.
JACO is looking forward to working with the students of Ohio Elementary
and inspiring leadership and success in a global economy.
About Junior Achievement of Central Ohio (JACO)
Junior Achievement of Central Ohio works with area educators and
business leaders to help prepare young people to own their future
success. JACO provides programs, kindergarten through high school,
teaching young people about financial literacy, career readiness and
entrepreneurship. Volunteers from the community are needed in support of
For volunteer opportunities or to donate please contact Stephanie
Campolo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About IGS Energy
Founded in 1989, IGS Energy is one of America's largest independent
energy suppliers and a leading advocate for change in the energy
industry, committed to efforts that will improve the way we manage and
consume energy resources. Today, the company serves more than one
million residential, commercial and industrial customers across the
For more information, visit IGSenergy.com.
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