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Junior Achievement (Posted On: Sunday, December 15, 2013)

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The JA program will be delivered by SGB Rotarian's Jeannine Faubert, Anna Aagaard and Brad Miller to public schools in Collingwood in the coming weeks but initially with Mountainview Public this past week.

Since 1955, over 4 million Canadian students have experienced a Junior Achievement program. More than, 226,000 young Canadians in 9,472 classes experienced a Junior Achievement program delivered by 13,500 committed business mentors last year.

As the largest youth business education organization in Canada, Junior Achievement plays an important role in developing Canada's future leaders by providing them with success, enhance their workforce readiness and pursue their dreams.

Rotary Club past President John Saul stated at the cheque presentation that "Our youth are the next generation of leaders who will drive Canada's economy and success. An investment in these future leaders is an investment in our future prosperity."

Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. It is a secular organization open to all persons regardless of race, colour, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are 34,282 clubs and over 1.2 million members worldwide.

The Rotary Club of Collingwood - South Georgian Bay meets on Thursdays for breakfast (7:15AM to 8:30AM) at the Cranberry Golf Resort Atoka House on Harbour St in Collingwood.

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