DALLAS, Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 10th consecutive year, ACE Cash Express employees have participated in Junior Achievement's JA In A Day program. Volunteers spend a day at local schools to step into a teacher's shoes and deliver lessons about the importance of entrepreneurship, financial literacy and getting an education.
"Junior Achievement is a long-standing community service program with our employees," said Eric Norrington, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at ACE. "Each year we have many returning volunteers, some who have participated in the program for all 10 years."
In addition to contributing volunteer hours, ACE's annual donation of $25,000 supports Junior Achievement's mission to promote interactive financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship education.
"We are grateful for our partnership with ACE Cash Express. Their investment will allow us to reach over 750 students with JA curriculum focused on how money, careers and business ownership work. It is partners like them who make our student impact possible," said JA Dallas President, Jan Murfield.
ACE's charitable giving program, The Community Fund, is committed to empowering organizations that help children, provide education and promote financial literacy in the communities it serves. To date, the ACE Community Fund has donated more than $10 million to organizations across the nation.
About ACE Cash Express
ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a leading financial services provider serving consumers online and through a network of over 1,000 retail store locations. ACE provides a range of retail financial products and services including short-term consumer loans, check cashing, prepaid debit cards, money transfers, bill payments and money orders. ACE Cash Express, Inc. is the largest owner and operator of check cashing stores in the United States.
About Junior Achievement of Dallas
Junior Achievement (JA) of Dallas, a nonprofit organization, inspires and prepares at-risk youth to succeed in a global economy through volunteer-delivered K-12 curriculum. JA students are introduced to the elements of successful business start-ups, hands-on budgeting simulations, learn need and want differences, plus many more everyday financial skills. Established in Dallas in 1954, JA of Dallas has updated curriculum and is more relevant today than ever with over 4,000 volunteers impacting over 50,000 Dallas area students this year. JA volunteers help students dream big and reach their potential so that they have the power to be financially wise and career-ready young adults.
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