Masonic Charity Donates $50,000 To Junior Achievement of Okla.

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SIGNIFICANT GIFT: Present at the check presentation were, from left, William Cloud, President Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma, Bob Peters, Grand Master of Masons in Oklahoma; Brian Jackson, Junior Achievement of Oklahoma; Jo Wise, Junior Achievement of Oklahoma; and John Logan, Executive Director of the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma

The Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma has donated $50,000 to Junior Achievement of Oklahoma.
Brian Jackson, development manager, Junior Achievement of Oklahoma, says, “These dollars will continue support for our efforts teaching the important life lessons of budgeting, financial investments, philanthropy, and personal finances through Junior Achievement capstone programs like J.A. Finance Park-Mobile that provide the outreach necessary to serve rural Oklahoma students.”
Through hands-on classroom activities and site-based experiences, J.A. Finance Park students build a foundation for making intelligent, lifelong personal-finance decisions. The program includes hands-on in-school activities that culminate with a visit to the park.
Jackson says, “Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma is our new Philanthropy Kiosk within J.A. Finance Park-Mobile, which is dedicated to educating 7,000 Oklahoma middle and high school students in the basics of financial literacy, including budgeting, investing, philanthropy and managing risk – all while reinforcing the value of education and how it affects one’s future.
Its curriculum covers all 14 areas of instruction on the Oklahoma State financial literacy requirement.”
Bob Peters, Grand Master of Masons in Oklahoma says, “The Masonic Fraternity is proud to support financial literacy education programs such as those offered by Junior Achievement. The financial knowledge gained in this program will empower students to make good financial decisions as they begin their adult lives.”
Jackson adds, “Most of us learn best when we are able to experience things firsthand. J.A. Finance Park takes reality-based learning to a new level by placing students into authentic, tangible, real-world scenarios where they take control of their decisions. It will bring together teachers, community and corporate volunteers, and local businesses to prepare students for adult life.

About Junior Achievement of Oklahoma
Junior Achievement inspires Oklahoma students K-12 by bringing the business world to life inside the classroom through memorable, exciting, hands-on learning experiences. This year Oklahoma students will spend 900,000 hours engaged in Junior Achievement.

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