United States – Inspiring young people to succeed

In the US, more than 600 Jackson employees helped prepare young people for the future, through volunteering and fundraising for Junior Achievement (JA).

JA teaches young people the knowledge and skills they need to succeed, and helps them make smart academic and financial choices. In 2014, Jackson employees delivered programmes on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship for over 8,000 students, from kindergarten through to high school.

In addition, the JA Build Your Future App tool was created to help students, their parents and teachers to break down the cost of achieving a young person’s goal, and plan accordingly.

Danielle Robinson, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Jackson, said: ‘Our employees love volunteering with Junior Achievement and see the direct benefit to students. Two of our executives also serve on the JA board of directors and we provide support through grants, matching gifts and in-kind donations. Being a financial services company, we know how critically important financial literacy is, and from our perspective JA does it best.’

600+ Jackson employees helped prepare young people for the future