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Junior Achievement Announces Financial Literacy Partnership with OnPoint Community Credit Union

Portland, Ore. – May 7, 2019 -- Junior Achievement of Oregon and SW Washington received a $20,000 grant from OnPoint Community Credit Union in support of financial literacy education.

The grant will be used toward Junior Achievement’s In-Class Programs and JA Finance Park programs which provide practical information about personal finance, money management and careers. Junior Achievement offers turnkey solutions for financial literacy and career readiness through volunteer-led classroom-based and blended classroom and experiential programs.

“April was Financial Literacy Month and OnPoint is coming through for our community as they always do,” said Ryan Deckert, President of Junior Achievement. “Junior Achievement appreciates OnPoint’s partnership in providing area young people with knowledge, skills and experiences to be money smart.”

The grant was awarded as a part of OnPoint’s financial education initiative and will impact over 500 students across the area this year.

 “OnPoint is proud to strengthen our relationship with Junior Achievement and positively impact students across Oregon and SW Washington,” remarked Rob Stuart, OnPoint Community Credit Union President and CEO. “By increasing access to programs, we have an opportunity to inspire students’ growth and development as they learn to manage their money, plan for their futures, and make smart choices.

OnPoint will be recognized as the Presenting Sponsor of the Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon May 3, 4 and 5 in Portland and May 30 in Bend.

About Junior Achievement of Oregon & SW Washington

Junior Achievement of Oregon and SW Washington (JA) inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy through volunteer-delivered, experiential programs for K-12 students that promote work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Established locally in 1950, JA is an affiliate of Junior Achievement USA, which has worked for over a century to empower young people to own their economic success. Visit www.jaorswwa.org for more information.

About On Point Community Credit Union

OnPoint Community Credit Union is the largest credit union in Oregon, serving more than 367,000 members and with assets of $5.6 billion. Founded in 1932, OnPoint Community Credit Union’s membership is available to anyone who lives or works in one of 13 Oregon (Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill) and two Washington counties (Skamania and Clark) and their immediate family members. More information is available at www.onpointcu.com or 503-228-7077 or 800-527-3932.