Junior Achievement of the Greater Tri-Cities has received a $10,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation to provide economic empowerment programs to students.
Junior Achievement aims to use the money to bring its financial literacy and work readiness programs to Hispanic and/or economically disadvantaged middle-school and high-school students in the area.
The grant was one of 15 given nationwide.
The various JA programs will specifically explore students' personal finance and career options based on their skills, interests and values and will introduce them to personal financial planning.
The grants will be used for programs at the following middle schools: Kiona-Benton City Middle School in Benton City, Highlands Middle School in Kennewick, McLoughlin Middle School and Stevens Middle School in Pasco.
In addition, the programs will be implemented in following high schools: Prosser High School, Chiawana High School in Pasco and Walla Walla High School.