The Saltchuk family of companies recently announced that it has contributed $20,000 and staff time to Junior Achievement of Alaska.
On May 15 at Kasuun Elementary in Anchorage, more than 20 business professionals teamed up with Saltchuk staff to teach K6th graders business basics. The Junior Achievement in a Day program allows businesses to partner with educators to present an intensive and innovative program that inspires and empowers students to believe in themselves, showing them that they can make a difference.
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential,hands-on programs.
“Junior Achievement programs help kids get a head start in the business world,” said Flora Teo, president of Junior Achievement of Alaska. “By learning some basic skills early, our young people can become entrepreneurs and business leaders in Alaska and across the country.”
Junior Achievement’s programs educate and inspire students to succeed in a global economy with hands-on learning that takes place in the classroom,” she added. “We would like to thank Saltchuk for bringing this opportunity to Alaska’s students through the JA in a Day program at Kasuun Elementary School.”