NEW YORK, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG LLP partners and professionals are passionate about making a tangible difference in the communities where they live and work as demonstrated by the more than 15,000 hours of time donated in the 2015-2016 school year to support Junior Achievement USA (JA) programs that provide innovative, hands-on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy education. In addition, more than 55 professionals serve nationwide on local Junior Achievement Boards.
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"Our extraordinary people invest their time, talent, and resources in lifelong learning initiatives - like JA's programming - that help develop future generations of leaders," said Larry Leva, KPMG Global Vice Chairman - Quality, Risk and Regulatory. "We enjoy teaming with Junior Achievement to cultivate financial literacy at the middle school and high school levels and look forward to impacting more students in the years to come."
In recognition of KPMG's commitment to empowering next-generation leaders through lifelong learning, JA has again awarded KPMG with the U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award, achieving "Gold Level" status.
In 2015, KPMG and JA introduced a redeveloped digital curriculum and accompanying technology for the JA Finance Park program, focused on increasing the financial literacy of middle and high school students, through a multi-year funding commitment from the KPMG Foundation.
In 2003, President George W. Bush established the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President's Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor individuals who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. In 2006, Junior Achievement became an official certifying organization for this award, which recognizes corporations with a U.S. presence that provide volunteers to teach JA programs anywhere in the world.
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About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.8 million students per year in more than 100 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations over 100 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.
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