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TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA The Cherokee Nation Foundation is collaborating with Junior Achievement to help educate and inspire students in northeastern Oklahoma. The partnership extends current financial literacy efforts and emphasizes the importance of a global economy.
Understanding the Global Marketplace
“Together, we have the potential to reach nearly double the amount of students.”
said Kimberlie Gilliland, executive director of the Cherokee Nation Foundation.
“We are thankful for the opportunity to work with a nationally accredited organization that offers such innovative programming,”
The foundation will facilitate JA curriculum to school districts in northeastern Oklahoma, in addition to occupying a commercial space in JA BizTown. Through a combined effort, the curriculum was further developed to reach all students, kindergarten through 12th grade. The partnership also helps expand volunteer opportunities and increases the programâ€™s eligibility for additional funding.
“Our partnership ensures that students across Oklahoma receive a thorough understanding of personal finance, community involvement and the global marketplace.”
said Shannan Beeler, president of Junior Achievement of Oklahoma.
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to preparing students for workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through hands-on programming. Its curriculum strengthens the economy and local workforce by educating young people and providing teachers, parents and volunteers for classroom support.
For more information about these programs and more, visit here »or call 918.207.0950. To learn more about how you can support Junior Achievement Oklahoma, visit here »
posted February 4, 2013 7:57 am est