exposing students to leaders in their community, they are learning about possible job choices available in South Dakota and illustrating how they can have both a great career and life while remaining in-state. Recent research conducted by JA USA shows that 90%
of the JA alumni are confident in their ability to manage money.
Junior Achievement of South Dakota is also first in the nation in terms of volunteer retention. They have been able to retain over 74% of their volunteers each year. Junior Achievement of South Dakota plans to continue offering financial literacy programming for years to come. More school districts have begun the work necessary to implement this valuable programming. zx
“Financial literacy courses are no longer just an addon in today’s student curriculum. Financial literacy is a muchneeded core skill for everyone,” says Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Program Officer.
“We were proud to play a part in Junior Achievement’s initiative to ensure that all our students experience success.” 35
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