DaimlerChrysler Services Employees Transfer Finance Knowledge To Students Through Junior Achievement Sponsorship
* DaimlerChrysler Services Donates $5,000 to Junior Achievement in the
Fort Worth Area
* Eight Hundred Elementary Students Benefit
* Company Employees Volunteer Financial and Entrepreneurial Knowledge
WESTLAKE, Texas, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaimlerChrysler Services North America announced today a $5,000 donation to the Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail in Fort Worth, Texas, by its Customer Contact Center in Dallas. More than 800 Keller ISD elementary students will benefit from the donation at Lone Star and Keller-Harvel Elementary Schools during the 2003- 2004 school year. This donation, in conjunction with the Dallas Customer Contact Center employees' involvement, will encourage young students to look at challenges in an entrepreneurial manner and to value the free enterprise system. "We are truly committed to this initiative where our employees can serve as mentors and role models for students," said Janet Marzett, Senior Manager - Dallas Customer Contact Center. "In doing so, we hope to provide them with a competitive advantage in their current academic pursuits and future leadership positions." This specific program, sponsored by DaimlerChrysler Services, supports local elementary students by teaching them economic and business skills as well as helping them to develop their personal finance knowledge, which is important in today's work environment. Through activities that Junior Achievement provides, different skills will be taught from kindergarten through fifth grade and are complemented by volunteer information. Volunteers will spend one hour a week for five weeks working with a classroom of students. "Our classroom volunteers make financial concepts relevant by sharing first-hand experience with the children in our community," said Don Porter, Senior Manager - Remarketing, Dallas Customer Contact Center. "As a premier financial services provider, it is our commitment to educate people about financial concepts in the communities where we live and work." DaimlerChrysler Services' Dallas Customer Contact Center was the second largest provider of volunteers for Junior Achievement in the Fort Worth area for the 2002-2003 school-year. DaimlerChrysler Services' volunteers have led 71 Junior Achievement programs reaching more than 1,500 students. In addition, 55 DaimlerChrysler Services employees participated in the Junior Achievement Bowl-a-thon raising more than $6,900 in support of the expansion of Junior Achievement's programs for the year. About DaimlerChrysler Services North America LLC DaimlerChrysler Services North America LLC provides brand-specific financing for automotive dealers' inventories and their retail consumers and does business as Chrysler Financial and Mercedes-Benz Credit. As DaimlerChrysler Services Truck Finance it also finances commercial vehicles for affiliate products such as Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star. The company serves as the headquarters for the operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico and has over 5,500 employees who manage a portfolio of $83 billion with nearly five million contracts. DaimlerChrysler Services North America is a member of the DaimlerChrysler Services Group, headquartered in Berlin, Germany, which operates in 39 countries with an employee base exceeding 10,800 and a global portfolio of USD 118 billion. DaimlerChrysler Services is one of the leading financial services companies worldwide. About Junior Achievement Junior Achievement programs encourage children to stay in school, develop skills to be successful in the workplace and increase their self-esteem so they realize they have the ability to be successful. Junior Achievement has reached more than 19,000 students in the Fort Worth Area and over the past three years has increased the number of students in its programs by 88 percent, making it one of the fastest growing Junior Achievement programs in the nation. Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail, Inc. can be found on the Web at fortworth.ja.org
SOURCE DaimlerChrysler Services North America
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