Junior Achievement of South Dakota:
Filling the Gap Pictured presenting and receiving a South Dakota Fund grant award left to right: Jeff Veltkamp, Director of Development, SDCF; Kayla Eitreim, President, Junior Achievement of South Dakota; Ginger Niemann, Senior Program Officer, SDCF and Macy Kaiser, Development Director, Junior Achievement of South Dakota
“We were excited to partner with the South Dakota Community Foundation to provide students in elementary, middle and high school with programming that focuses on the importance of earning, saving, investing, budgeting and other key financial topics,” said Kayla Eitreim, President, Junior Achievement of South Dakota. “Junior
Achievement works every day to prepare students for life after graduation, and this grant helped students realize how important
The South Dakota Community Foundation presented a
$50,000 South Dakota Fund grant to Junior
Achievement (JA) of South Dakota to support their financial literacy programs during the 2017-2018 school year. The program helped students at all grade levels, kindergarten through seniors, develop financial literacy skills.
By the end of the
2017-2018 school year, 54,800 students received
programming delivered by a trained, enthusiastic classroom volunteer. More than
1,400 community leaders entered classrooms across South Dakota to present the JA curriculum to students. By
Students in South Dakota have the benefit of Junior Achievement’s financial literacy programing to help them avoid some of the struggles their parents and neighbors may be experiencing. Junior Achievement helps fill the gap by reaching students at a young age to help them not only understand the basics, but develop the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful after graduation.
financial skills are to their future success.” Grant Recipient Spotlight