Champion Laboratories Inc. announced that company employees recently volunteered to teach youth in Edwards County, Ill., the importance to dream big and reach their potential via the Junior Achievement Program. This is the third year that Champion employees participated in the program, with volunteers teaching at Albion Grade School and West Salem Grade School.
“Our volunteers have exceeded our expectations again this year,” says Mary Blair, vice president of global procurement for Champion. “The benefit Junior Achievement brings to our children, schools and community is priceless. We are bringing additional dynamics of financial literacy to our community.”
“Junior Achievement continues to grow in Edwards County, with additional classes at West Salem Grade School,” says Theo Boots, president for Junior Achievement of South-western Indiana. “During the 2010-2011 school year, Junior Achievement provided 22 programs to students K-8 at Albion Grade School and West Salem Grade School, serving over 44 percent of the students, one of the highest penetration rates in Junior Achievement’s service area. Junior Achievement attributes the success of this organization in Edwards County to the dedication of the volunteers, advisory board and donors of the community.”