Friday, February 7, 2020

#FridayGiving: We Energies supports Junior Achievement’s mission to prepare students to be future leaders

It’s never too early for kids to start thinking about their future. Junior Achievement of Wisconsin prepares students to be future leaders by introducing them to possible careers and teaching them about financial literacy. We are supporting this important mission through board leadership, financial contributions and volunteer work with students to help them dream big.

We Energies Foundation and Wisconsin Public Service Foundation are proud financial supporters of the new Community First Career Exploration and Financial Literacy Education Center, a partnership of Junior Achievement (JA) and Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC). The new interactive facility will teach financial literacy and offer career awareness opportunities to thousands of middle and high school students throughout northeast Wisconsin.

The new space housed at the Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton features 12 storefronts that align with FVTC Career Exploration programs such as construction; culinary and hospitality; and business, management and finance. We Energies and WPS are the sponsor of the utility storefront.

Students are offered day-long opportunities to become business leaders, consumers, workers and citizens in a simulated learning environment called JA BizTown and JA Finance Park. They learn about personal finance and budgeting, and work to create a balanced monthly budget while making decisions regarding housing, utilities, food, transportation, insurance, savings, entertainment expenses and much more. Through these programs, students build a foundation for solid financial decisions throughout their lives.

We Energies Foundation also partnered with the Junior Achievement Kohl’s Education Center in Milwaukee, which provides similar business, financial and entrepreneurship education to students in the metro Milwaukee area.


Since the early 1980s, We Energies has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in communities across the state.

Read more about our year-long effort to highlight some of the incredible organizations we support here.

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