Junior Achievement of South Dakota receives national honor

Junior Achievement of South Dakota is the recipient of the Junior Achievement USA® Platinum Summit Award, one of the nonprofit organization’s highest honors.

It is given by the National Office to local JA operations that have reached outstanding success in financial health, management effectiveness, and program quality and growth.

JA of South Dakota was recognized for this accomplishment recently at the Junior Achievement National Leadership Conference held in Orlando, FL. This was the 18th year that JA of South Dakota has received the Summit Award.

“These Summit Award winners represent the best Junior Achievement has to offer. They play a key role in helping JA empower young people to own their economic success,” said Jack E. Kosakowski, president and CEO of Junior Achievement USA. “Summit Award winners set the standard by which Junior Achievement’s success is measured at the local level. Their commitment and dedication to young people are reflected in achieving this honor.”

“We are thrilled to receive the Summit Award,” commented Kayla Eitreim, president of JA of South Dakota. “The board and staff have worked hard to ensure the continued success of Junior Achievement in the state of South Dakota. We look forward to helping even more students develop the skills they need to experience the opportunities and realities of the 21st-century global marketplace.”

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