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NAPLES, Fla. (Aug. 3, 2020) – Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Inc. is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County. These funds will support vital Junior Achievement educational programs that provide students lessons on career/work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills.

These funds invest in the infrastructure of the organization, to build sustainable growth throughout these challenging times. Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is committed to continuing to impact thousands of students with financial literacy programs, economic education, work readiness preparation and entrepreneurial education, inspiring students to realize a brighter tomorrow.

“Whether in-person or through virtual learning, we will continue to provide these essential programs. Understanding money, finances, budgeting, preparing for a future career and exploring an entrepreneurial spirit are skills that employers seek, and Junior Achievement can help provide that for our students,” said Angela Fisher, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida.

The Community Foundation of Collier County awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. Selected organizations receive grant dollars from the Changing Needs Fund. This Fund is made up of donors who believe in the Community Foundation’s ability to identify and grant to the community’s most current needs.

About Junior Achievement

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. Junior Achievement 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 more than 4.8 million students per year in more than 107 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.2 million students served by operations over 100 other countries worldwide. Locally, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida partnered with classroom business volunteers during the 2019-2020 school year to provide nearly 70,000 hours of instruction to nearly 10,500 students in 453 classes throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. For more information on Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, visit, call 239-225-2590 or email

About the Community Foundation of Collier County

The Community Foundation of Collier County is a tax-exempt, public, charitable organization, established in 1985 to increase and focus private philanthropy in the area. Today, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 750 funds, serves hundreds of nonprofits, holds $214 million in assets and has distributed more than $183 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and community programs since its inception in 1985. The Community Foundation of Collier County is one of Florida’s fastest growing community foundations. For good. Forever. Learn more at or call 239-649- 5000.

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