Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Junior Achievement of Owensboro Receives $25,000 Grant With Community’s Help

grant money 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (5/10/13) – Junior Achievement of Owensboro celebrated a great victory Thursday as members, supporters, and staff gathered at Legion Park for a “Thank You” cook-out and check presentation.

The State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grant contest received more than 3,000 cause submissions, and from that number, 200 semi-finalists were selected. Junior Achievement of Owensboro was selected as a semi-finalist. The work did not stop there, however. Once selected, Junior Achievement took to Social Media via Facebook to get the votes needed to be selected for a “Top-40” slot, and in the end received the $25,000 grant needed to help fund Junior Achievement’s mission in the Owensboro/Daviess County Area.

With the help of the grant – in addition to JA’s continued support from the community – the program will be able to reach 9,000 local students this school year. Junior Achievement’s total budget will be $165,000 this year, including the State Farm grant. Dan Douglas, President of West Kentucky, took the stage Thursday to thank everyone involved in the voting process that allowed JA of West Kentucky to place 17 out of 40 in the campaign.

“The $25,000 is great, don’t get me wrong,” said Douglas, “But I think the greatest thing that came of all of this is how the community pulled together in support of Junior Achievement to get up this grant.”

“We are currently in a very aggressive expansion to bring JA to areas that have never had this kind of outreach before,” he added.

Junior Achievement of West Kentucky currently covers 16 counties with a total outreach of just under 18,000, with a total budget this year of $350,000 according to Douglas.

Alex Reid
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16

Stock Report

1 DOW 17,031.14
+43.63 (0.26%)    
2 S&P 1,984.13
-1.41 (-0.07%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,518.90
-48.70 (-1.07%)    
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16

In Other News...

Providence Police Reports Released

PROVIDENCE, Ky. (9/15/14) ― The Providence Police Department released the following report Monday, Sept. 15. Sonny… Read More

Crofton Celebrates Annual September Fest

CROFTON, Ky. (9/15/14) — Crofton, Ky. held the annual September Fest Friday, Sept. 6 through Saturday, Sept. 7 at… Read More
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 12, 2014 17075

Woman's Body Found in Theater Day After…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
September 13, 2014 3440

MPD Responds to a Disturbance at Baptist…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 11, 2014 3156

Subject of Officer-Involved Shooting…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
September 11, 2014 2527

Suspect Arrested for Possession of…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 11, 2014 2404

Two Accidents Occur on U.S. 62 Within…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 13, 2014 3440

MPD Responds to a Disturbance at Baptist…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 11, 2014 2527

Suspect Arrested for Possession of…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 11, 2014 1991

Three Injured in Early Morning Two-Car…

in Top Stories by Officer Falon Graham
September 12, 2014 1852

Madisonville Man Arrested for Disturbing…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 12, 2014 1528

Earlington Woman Jailed for Trying to…

in Top Stories by MPD Officer Matt Sanderson

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

September 11, 2014 1447

Owensboro Police Department Activity…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
September 11, 2014 1405

Owensboro Parks Plans Fall Day Camp

in News by Brittni Bunn
September 11, 2014 1184

Special Events Committee Meeting Date,…

in News by Beth Cecil
September 11, 2014 1178

Daviess County Public Library Plans Events

in News by Leslie McCarty
September 12, 2014 1140

Ursuline Presentation 'Spirituality of…

in News by Jennifer Kaminski

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 11, 2014 3156

Subject of Officer-Involved Shooting…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
September 11, 2014 2404

Two Accidents Occur on U.S. 62 Within…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 11, 2014 1897

Job Corps Students Volunteer with…

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson
September 12, 2014 1814

Paradise Residents Plan First Reunion…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 15, 2014 1626

Man Accused of Stalking Woman During Her…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06