DENVER (June 12, 2019) –Junior Achievement and Wells Fargo today announced they are expanding their partnership statewide to support classrooms across Colorado. The company is donating $125,000 to JA, benefitting JA-Rocky Mountain classrooms in Denver Metro, the mountains, northern Colorado, southern Colorado, and southern Wyoming. This grant will also support JA Finance Park in Thornton and JA’s Stock Market Challenge event to be held at the Cable Center in November. In addition, Wells Fargo will commit hundreds of employee volunteers to teach lessons of financial literacy, career readiness, and entrepreneurship in JA classrooms.
“This level of support and involvement by Wells Fargo across our state demonstrates the company’s 360-degree commitment to kids’ understanding of personal finance so that they are set up for future success,” said Robin Wise, JA-Rocky Mountain’s President and CEO. “From helping younger kids distinguish between needs and wants, to teaching middle school students personal budgeting, to introducing high school students to investments, and more, Wells Fargo’s dedication is inspiring and we are grateful for the bright future they are creating for Colorado’s kids.”
“Junior Achievement’s mission to get financial education in front of young students aligns perfectly with Wells Fargo’s core values,” said Lead Region President Patrice DeCorrevont. “We wholeheartedly believe that as a company, we can only succeed if the communities we serve succeed. This donation will allow young students across Colorado to have access to essential financial education tools, which can pave the way for a successful future.”
Wells Fargo has been a longstanding financial and volunteer supporter of Junior Achievement regions across the country. In Colorado, Wells Fargo has provided 400 volunteers in the last five years alone.
About Junior Achievement
Now celebrating its 100th anniversary, Junior Achievement (JA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing young people to thrive in the 21st -century workplace and global economy by inspiring a passion in free enterprise and entrepreneurship, and instilling an understanding of personal financial literacy. This year, JA regions in Colorado will work with more than 6,000 volunteers. JA programs are always free to schools thanks to the generous support of volunteers and donors. For more information, visit www.JAColorado.org (JA-Rocky Mountain) or https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-soco (JA of Southern Colorado).
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,700 locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 33 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 262,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2018 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.