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U.S. Bank set as presenting sponsor of JA Inspire Virtual event; will reach 20,000 students in Kentucky


Junior Achievement has announced that U.S. Bank will serve as the presenting sponsor of the inaugural JA Inspire Virtual event. JA Inspire Virtual is a powerful, virtual career exploration event that will be massive, measured in student engagement and impact.

“We are incredibly fortunate that U.S. Bank has embraced Junior Achievement as a part of their work culture,” said Lynn Hudgins, Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass President. “The financial and volunteer support they provide is truly outstanding.”

Up to 20,000 middle and high school students from Central, Eastern, and Western Kentucky will participate in the event. Students will begin their exploration with mostly abstract notions and will end up focused and activated, with real insights on what industries interest them, what specific jobs are like, and what education is required to do them successfully.

Students will be able to hear webinars on a variety of topics in the “auditorium” and visit with representative from businesses across the commonwealth in the “exhibit hall.”

“At U.S. Bank, we believe in powering potential, which is why we are proud to be a presenting sponsor,” said Perry Allen, U.S. Bank regional president for Central Northern Eastern Kentucky. “We have 120 branches in Kentucky and more than 2,600 employees who are dedicated to this community. We are excited to help our young students in Kentucky explore careers and build leadership skills.”

Through the generosity of companies like U.S. Bank, students in all local 8th-12th grade classrooms can attend for free. For more information on having a school participate or in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor for JA Inspire Virtual, please visit www.JAInspireVirtual.org.

From Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass

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