J1337

Honoring Junior Achievement of Western New York for its participation in Financial Literacy Month

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  • 19 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1337


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Junior Achievement of Western New York
for its participation in Financial Literacy Month

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend institutions of true purpose and high achievement whose exem-
plary programs and accomplishments clearly demonstrate the pursuit of
excellence in service to the community; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Junior Achievement of Western New York for its participation in Finan-
cial Literacy Month; and
WHEREAS, Financial Literacy Month is recognized throughout the United
States in April of each year in an effort to highlight the importance of
financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain
healthy financial habits; and
WHEREAS, Many of the country's financial institutions and nonprofit
financial educational organizations promote Financial Literacy Month by
holding promotional events and creating educational materials that
center around effectively handling money and dealing with debt; and
WHEREAS, Junior Achievement USA is the nation's largest organization
dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to
own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academ-
ic and economic choices; its purpose is to inspire and prepare young
people to succeed in a global economy; and
WHEREAS, Junior Achievement USA reaches more than four million
students per year; its programs are taught by volunteers in inner
cities, suburbs, and rural areas throughout the United States, in more
than 120 area offices in all 50 states; and
WHEREAS, Junior Achievement of Western New York actively participates
in Financial Literacy Month; its "JA Economics for Success" provides
instruction in concepts and skills to middle-grade students via a series
of six activities; this self-contained kit includes activity plans for
the volunteer and materials for 32 students; and
WHEREAS, Through its "JA Economics for Success," Junior Achievement of
Western New York reinforces skills through interactive, take-home multi-
media techniques including a CD-ROM supplement and a newsletter with
directions to complete an online career assessment; and
WHEREAS, Junior Achievement of Western New York enhances values which
include: belief in the boundless potential of young people; passion for
honesty, integrity, and excellence; belief in the power of partnership
and collaboration; commitment to the principles of market-based econom-
ics and entrepreneurship; conviction in the educational and motivational
impact of relevant, hands-on learning and respect for the talents,
creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion presents a unique opportunity for
this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to Junior Achievement
of Western New York; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when organiza-
tions of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be recognized and applauded by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Junior Achievement of Western New York for its participation in
Financial Literacy Month; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Junior Achievement of Western New York.

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