Local JA students benefit from Sam’s Club

High School 4

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. has received a $16,000 grant to support its entrepreneurship programs in 15 local Denver-area classrooms. Sam’s Club presented the grant in support of its focus on youth entrepreneurship education.

“Knowledge of the free enterprise system, its benefits to citizens and its relationship to job creation is important for our young people,” commented Robin Wise, president and CEO of Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. “With the help of partners like Sam’s Club, Junior Achievement can expand its reach into even more classrooms with our life-changing programs.”

According to Robin Wise, a 2011 survey, commissioned by Junior Achievement and the U.S. National Chamber Foundation, confirmed the need for and value in providing entrepreneurship education for students.  “At least nine in 10 high school juniors believe it is important to be taught about entrepreneurship, free enterprise and capitalism,” she said, “yet less than half (45 percent) have been taught about entrepreneurship in school and 57 percent have been taught about free enterprise in school.”