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Speaking on Business: Junior Achievement

The focus for Junior Achievement of Utah is education, using concepts of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

Chris Redgrave Mar 29, 2019


This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

Junior Achievement was created by the private sector to assist our schools in preparing students to become tomorrow’s workforce. It’s governed by the business community and receives funding from businesses, and this year, the national organization that started in 1919 is celebrating its centennial, with programs reaching 10 million students in over 100 countries. Junior Achievement of Utah has been around since 1956 and serves 95,000 kids every year.

The focus for Junior Achievement of Utah is education, using concepts of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. At JA City, located at the Gateway Mall in Salt Lake City, kids are learning business acumen by operating their own business, developing a budget and managing their finances. And they love it! Christy Tribe, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Utah, says kids always leave JA City excited about their future.

Demand for JA City has grown to a waiting list of 100 schools. Junior Achievement of Utah is raising funds for a new facility in Orem. This will allow Junior Achievement to reach an additional 19,000 students, potentially impacting over half of all Utah fifth graders.

Junior Achievement of Utah recognized Scott Anderson, CEO of Zions Bank, as a member of their Hall of Fame for 2019.

Visit online at www.ja-utah.org.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

Junior Achievement
515 S 700 E, Ste 1F
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
801-803-4920

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