How do young people really feel about their financial futures?
JA Central Ontario inspires over 3,000 young futures in Milton
Expert in-class and online financial literacy programs were delivered to over 3,000 Milton students over two years, helping them succeed in a changing economy.
Two years ago, Junior Achievement (JA) Central Ontario received a two-year, $122,900 Grow grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) that was focused on delivering financial literacy programs for Grade 7 to Grade 9 Milton-area students. JA Central Ontario’s program reached 3,220 students and involved 68 in-class programs.
“This two-year, $122,900 Grow grant through the Ontario Trillium Foundation to JA Central Ontario is a tremendous opportunity for the children and families in Milton,” said Parm Gill, MPP for Milton. “With this funding, JA Central Ontario’s work to deliver 68 in-class financial literacy programs is making a positive difference in the lives of 3,220 students in our community.”
During the two-year partnership, OTF and JA Central Ontario also delivered a large-scale educational event at the Milton Velodrome in 2019. This Financial Literacy Day brought four schools together, giving 434 students the opportunity to learn personal finance skills and hear from 27 volunteer career mentors from the local area.
Adapting to a changing world
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it was not possible to continue in-person programming after March 2020. JA Central Ontario pivoted from its traditional approach, instead reaching out to Milton youth through an online learning platform, ensuring that teachers and students had access via a new digital campus.
JA Central Ontario is grateful for OTF’s continued support and belief in our mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a changed global economy. JA Central Ontario is a charity dedicated to inspiring and preparing the next generation to succeed in a changing economy.
About JA Central Ontario
Through the delivery of hands-on, blended learning in entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness, JA Central Ontario empowers young people to grow their entrepreneurial ideas, hone their work skills, manage their earnings, and secure better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. Since 1968, schools in Central Ontario have relied on JA to prepare young people for success in an ever-changing global economy.
JA Central Ontario is a member of JA Canada and part of JA Worldwide, the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business.
About The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF)
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded $115 million to 644 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.