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Junior Achievement grant from Bechtel Group Foundation impacts MCS

The Bechtel Group Foundation recently awarded Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass a $19,900 grant to implement Junior Achievement programming in Madison County Schools. The grant will pay for all 5th graders at White Hall, Glenn Marshall and Shannon Johnson Elementary Schools to receive the JA Our Nation program this spring. The grant will fund additional JA programs in the fall for middle and high school students. All of the JA programs implemented through this grant will be taught by local Bechtel volunteers.

Bechtel is partnering with Junior Achievement Worldwide to deliver programs to students around the world to achieve both local engagement and global impact through the “Bechtel Building Future Leaders” project. In 2013, Bechtel employees will deliver JA’s impactful programs related to work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship to elementary, middle and high school students.

Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass was one of 17 JA offices in the United States to receive a grant to make more JA programs possible.

“Bechtel and our employee volunteers are proud to support Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass,” said George Rangel, communications manager for Bechtel in Richmond, Ky. “Through this grant, Junior Achievement and Bechtel volunteers will have an opportunity to make a lasting and positive impact in our community.”

About Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass:
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating young people about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA provides in-school programs for students in grades K-12.  This year, JA USA will impact more than 4.2 million US students and JA of the Bluegrass will impact more than 18,000 students in Central Kentucky.  For more information, visit www.jalexigton.org

About Bechtel:
Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel stands apart for its ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through five global business units that specialize in civil infrastructure; power generation, communications, and transmission; mining and metals; oil, gas, and chemicals; and government services. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 22,000 projects in 140 countries on all seven continents. Today, Bechtel’s 53,000 employees team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 50 countries. For more information about Bechtel visit www.bechtel.com

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