Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa is pleased to announce Wells Fargo has renewed their contribution to support financial literacy educational programs for 787 Eastern Iowa students. Through this partnership, kindergarten through 12th grade students will learn about money recognition, earning and saving, the importance of money to a city, about the jobs they can have to support their families, about credit, and investing.
“Wells Fargo is thrilled to support Junior Achievement and the work of its outstanding programming and dedicated volunteers,” said Wells Fargo’s Market Credit Leader and Cedar Rapids Market President, John Dorfler, a member of Junior Achievement’s board of directors. “At Wells Fargo, our focus remains on helping people succeed financially and build better lives, and Junior Achievement is the leader in providing financial literacy to students. We’re proud to partner with them and help make an impact on the future financial health of today’s students.”
Since 1965, Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa (JAEI) and Wells Fargo have been collaborating to provide students in eastern Iowa with experiential learning programs. Like Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa, Wells Fargo believes that financial education is the gateway to economic self-sufficiency. Both JAEI and Wells Fargo are focused on ensuring all of their customers are financially educated and well prepared to make wise financial choices.
“Wells Fargo continues to amaze us!” said Christine Landa, President of Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa. “Their continued support of Junior Achievement’s financial management programs demonstrates their commitment to our local youth and communities served. Together, we can work to end generational poverty by helping ensure every student understands the different forms of money, how to earn and save, budget, take out loans, and invest so that they can become financially independent adults.”
The collaboration between the two organizations has allowed students in eastern Iowa to learn the following:
“I learned that someone with a good credit score is more likely to get a loan than someone with a bad credit score.”
-Timothy, JA More than Money student
“I learned that you should save your money and buy needs first. Then, if you have money leftover you can buy the things you want.”
-Ella, JA Our City student
“I learned how to budget properly, what exactly insurance is, and how credit cards work.”
-Andrew, JA Economics for Success student
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa is viewed as a leading partner organization by 139 schools that bring the business and education communities together. With the assistance of 615 mentors who serve as role models from 266 local businesses, JAEI helps students understand how the skills and concepts they are learning can be applied to everyday life, bringing relevance to the classroom.
About Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa (JAEI)www.JAEasternIowa.org.Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa is dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy through work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy educational programs. JAEI’s programs are delivered by 615 local volunteers that can provide students with real-world examples of how obstacles can be overcome and success achieved. JAEI provides its programs to 35,545 students throughout Eastern Iowa which includes Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Delaware, Grundy, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, and Linn counties. For more information, visit