ONFE to receive $25,000 from RBC Foundation during Financial Literacy Month

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Ottawa Network for Education to receive $25,000 from RBC Foundation for JA Program during Financial Literacy Month

The Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) advises the media that there will be a cheque presentation ceremony Thursday, November 26 at 2:30 PM at Earl of March Secondary School, 4 The Parkway, Kanata.

An estimated 240 Grade 8 students will be inspired by the 16 RBC volunteers who will present JA programs to students in 8 classrooms on Thursday.  The program, JA Economics for Success, focuses on financial literacy and challenges students to reflect on their personal goals and the advantages of staying in school to acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed for long-term success.  Students prepare a personal budget, role play interviews and learn about career choices.

Written feedback provided by previous JA students

² “I learned that thinking about my future is more important than I thought.”

² ”I’ll be living with my mom if I don’t manage my money right.”

Ann Morrison, RBC Regional Vice President Ottawa East will present a $25,000 cheque to Kathryn McKinlay, President and CEO of ONFE.

“RBC is proud to be a long standing supporter of JA Programs in Ottawa and across Canada. Both JA and RBC are passionate advocates for education and financial literacy. That is why the ongoing opportunity to partner with JA, to deliver valuable programs to our youth that meet the needs on both these fronts, is such a strong fit,” said Ann Morrison.

JA Ottawa is delivered by the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE).  Since 1985, ONFE has played a lead role in developing over forty innovative programs that harness the resources of the Ottawa community to help students overcome learning barriers, bolster essential skills, and make informed life and career choices.

 

The funds will be used to support JA Ottawa’s activities and programs that encourage entrepreneurship and financial literacy among elementary and secondary school students.

 

Maria Artuso and Ann Morrison of RBC

 

About JA Ottawa

JA inspires youth to start a business, make better financial decisions and chart a career path. JA engages community volunteers from local businesses and post-secondary institutions to provide hands-on learning opportunities for Grade 5-12 students.

JA programs are delivered free of charge to local area schools with the support of committed volunteers and our community partners and sponsors.


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