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Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Benefits From $70,000 Grant From State Farm

The Junior Achievement Florida Foundation has announced today that it has received a $70,000 grant from State Farm. The state-wide initiative will support Junior Achievement learning experiences in eight localities throughout Florida, enabling thousands of young people to participate in JA’s nationally recognized financial literacy and career readiness learning experiences.

State Farm has been a supporter of Junior Achievement in Florida for the past 8 years, with contributions to their programs totaling over $440,000 going towards funding financial literacy, work-readiness, and entrepreneurial-focused learning experiences. 

“Financial literacy education is critical to inspiring and preparing our next generation of leaders in order to help them build stronger and more resilient communities,” said Jose Soto, State Farm Corporate Responsibility Analyst. “We are proud to support Junior Achievement K-12 financial literacy and career readiness - programs across Florida.”

Each of the eight Florida-based JA areas will use the support to advance learning experiences most needed in their regionAt Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, State Farm will enable us to provide the following learning experiences to the students of our community:

  • Junior Achievement Personal Finance
  • Junior Achievement Economics for Success
  • Junior Achievement More Than Money
  • Junior Achievement Career Success

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will also offer volunteer opportunities for State Farm associates to participate either in person or virtually; the length and scope varies for each experience.

Angela Fisher, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, stated, “We are so grateful for the support of State Farm across Florida. JA is providing our young people with the tools to transform their futures. Through our learning experiences focused on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, we are increasing economic equity and economic mobility and creating a brighter tomorrow for all.”

About Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida

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, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Locally, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida partnered with classroom business volunteers during the 2021-2022 school year to provide nearly 135,000 hours of instruction to nearly 14,800 students in 589 classes throughout Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties. For more information on Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, visit, call 239-225-2590 or email

About Junior Achievement Florida Foundation

Chartered in 2010, the JA Florida Foundation represents the nine Florida JA chapters joining forces to link to schools across the state of Florida. This collaboration has allowed us each to grow our impact on our area's marginalized youth through statewide funding and support. Junior Achievement delivers K-12 programming for entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and career readiness. For more information on the organization, foundation

About State Farm®

For over 100 years, the mission of State Farm has been to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. It's more than 19,400 agents and 67,000 employees serve over 91 million policies and accounts – including auto, fire, lifehealth, commercial policies, and financial services accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for rentersbusiness ownersboats, and motorcycles, is also available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 44 on the 2023 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit State Farm.

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