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Junior Achievement Receives $15,000 Grant from The Allstate Foundation

September 25, 2017

Portland, OR — Junior Achievement of Oregon and SW Washington received a $15,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation.

The grant will be used toward JA Economics for Success, Junior Achievement’s middle school In-Class program which provides practical information about personal finance and the importance of identifying education and career goals based on a student’s skills, interests, and values. JA Economics for Success offers turnkey solutions for college readiness, positive youth development and career skills.

“The Allstate Foundation has played a significant role in the development of the JA Economics for Success program as well as its recent redesign. Junior Achievement appreciates Allstate’s partnership in helping provide this essential economic education to our young people” says JA President John Hancock.

The grant was awarded as a part of The Allstate Foundation’s Good Starts Young Initiative and will impact over 480 students and 19 classrooms across the area. The Allstate Foundation’s Good Starts Young initiative – now in its fourth year – is about increasing the likelihood of youth’s success in life whatever their dreams may be. Young people growing up today face a more complex, economically challenging and globally connected world than ever before. Good Starts Young is designed to help young people thrive not just as students, but also as leaders, dreamers, entrepreneurs and citizens. It empowers youth to reach their full potential, serve causes greater than themselves and make the world a better place.

About The Allstate Foundation
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, empowering youth and celebratingthe charitable community involvement of Allstate agency owners and employees, The Allstate Foundation works to bring out the good in people’s lives. For more information, visit

Junior Achievement of Oregon & SW Washington
Junior Achievement inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy through hands-on programs that promote work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Established locally in 1950, JA is an affiliate of Junior Achievement USA, which has worked for nearly a century to provide economic and financial education for K-12 students. This year, more than 4,000 volunteers will teach JA programs in more than 1,700 classrooms, serving over 44,000 students in Oregon and SW Washington. For more information, visit