With the knowledge gained through JA’s programs and through the support of volunteers like Banc of California employees, we are ensuring that our future workers and leaders have information about how the real work world works with a focus on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
Banc of California partners with Junior Achievement on a multitude of projects to provide a wholesome education in financial literacy.
By volunteering at JA, our employees share their personal and professional experiences and skills with students from local communities and help them make the connection between what they are learning in school and what they will need to succeed in work and life.
Teaching entrepreneurship and workforce readiness to empower communities
By bringing curriculum to life Banc of California volunteers provide students with the knowledge needed to pursue and achieve their educational, financial, and professional aspirations. Creating curriculum, immersive activities and class schedules, financial experts from our bank encourage the students to not only own their economic success, but to elevate and empower the communities they thrive in. Learning the basics of good finances and achieving personal financial well-being impacts our society and community. By starting this important conversation early, we are able to shape and guide younger members of our society in order to better our future economy.
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“Through five volunteer-led lessons, students were introduced to practical information about businesses and the many jobs those businesses offer in a community. The students explored production methods and learned about taxes, decision-making, and how money flows in an economy.”
Development Associate, Junior Achievement of Orange County
Junior Achievement is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement’s programs—in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy—ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century. JA’s volunteer-delivered, kindergarten—12th-grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. The Junior Achievement organization strives to make a difference in each young person’s life by providing the tools that can lead to getting a more fulfilling career and life.