SOURCE: Junior Achievement USA®

Junior Achievement USA®

February 01, 2017 12:29 ET

Junior Achievement Honors 64 Organizations With U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award

Volunteers at these organizations provided students with critical mentoring and positive role models

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwired - February 01, 2017) - Junior Achievement USA® (JA) announced today that it will honor 64 organizations with the 2015-2016 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Awards. The organizations receiving the awards provided Junior Achievement with significant volunteer resources during the 2015-2016 school year. The recipients will be recognized at an evening awards ceremony as part of the JA Volunteer Summit, presented by American Express, on March 7, 2017 in New York, NY. This awards ceremony takes place in conjunction with JA USA's quarterly national board of directors' meeting.

In 2003, President George W. Bush established the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in communities and to encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President's Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor individuals who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. In 2006, Junior Achievement became an official certifying organization for this award, which recognizes corporations with a U.S. presence that provide volunteers to teach JA programs anywhere in the world.

"Junior Achievement volunteers are important mentors for young people, bringing our programs to life. Each year, more than 237,000 JA volunteers share their experiences and skills with students while delivering our programs, teaching them how to manage their money, succeed in the workforce, or start a business that creates jobs and grows the economy," said Jack Kosakowski, President and CEO of Junior Achievement USA. "The recipients of the President's Volunteer Service Awards are leaders in this effort and critical to helping JA inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy."

The following organizations are recipients of the 2015-2016 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Awards, as determined by Junior Achievement USA:

Gold Award Recipients (15,000 Volunteer Hours or More)   
   
Accenture  Ernst & Young LLP  PwC
AT&T  ExxonMobil  Starbucks
Bank of America  Financial Services Roundtable  SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Barclays  GE  U.S. Bancorp
Capital One  HSBC Bank USA, N.A. and HSBC Holdings plc  Walt Disney World
Citi  KPMG LLP  Wells Fargo
Deloitte  MetLife   
Destination & Travel Foundation  National Credit Union Foundation   
       
Silver Award Recipients (10,000 Volunteer Hours or More)   
       
AXA Group  Huntington Bancshares  Woodforest National Bank
BBVA Compass  Regions Bank   
Broward College  University of Central Florida
Caterpillar Inc.  UPS   
       
Bronze Award Recipients (5,000 Volunteer Hours or More)   
       
ADP  Fifth Third Bank  Robert Morris University-Illinois
AIG  General Motors  Santander Bank, N.A.
Allstate Insurance Company  Goldman Sachs  SAP America
American Express  HP Inc.  Schlumberger
Boys & Girls Clubs of America  JPMorgan Chase & Co.  Target Corporation
BP  LyondellBasell Industries  Technip USA
Centerpoint Energy  ManpowerGroup Inc.  Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP  MasterCard Worldwide  UBS AG
Deere & Company  Microsoft  YMCA of the USA
The Dow Chemical Company  MUFG   
FedEx  PepsiCo   
Fidelity Investments  Quicken Loans Inc.   

About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.8 million students per year in more than 100 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations over 100 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.

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