Farm Credit Mid-America grant provides young people with tools and skills to succeed.

A $2,500 donation from Farm Credit Mid-America to Junior Achievement of Northeastern Indiana will help inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. The gift is part of the agricultural lender’s $10,000 grant awarded to Junior Achievement programs across the state earlier this month.

“Fort Wayne and surrounding counties are great places to live and work,” says Laura Gentis, Regional Vice President for Farm Credit. “The economic growth and success of our local communities depends upon the next generation of leaders, including those pursuing agricultural-related careers.” The donation came during a presentation at Junior Achievement’s regional office in Fort Wayne and will be used to provide financial literacy education to more than 130,000 students throughout Thirty Counties in Northeast Indiana. “Many of our employees either participated in or have children who are currently involved in Junior Achievement. Junior Achievement cultivates young people who want to be engaged and learn the skills they need to succeed,” says Gentis. “There’s great value in developing the next generation of leaders and supporting initiatives such as Junior Achievement is one way we can help secure the future of rural communities and agriculture.”

POSTED: 12/29/16 at 10:17 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Schools