A group meant to empower Idaho youth to own their economic success is receiving a boost.
Patrons who stop in at any of the ten Boise Dutch Bros. locations Friday will be supporting a local cause. A portion of their drink sale will go to the Junior Achievement of Idaho non-profit organization. They offer free programming for Gem state teachers, upon request.
Classes are available to students as young as the kindergarten level.
"Some students who graduate from high school don't know how to balance a checkbook or manage their own debit card or the income that they receive," says Sean Evans, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Idaho. "So, basic financial literacy is a key component so that you can better control your financial well being."
JA's Spring classes have already filled up but they're still in need of 130 volunteers to teach those courses. You can learn more about the curriculum and sign up through their website by visiting http://jaidaho.org. That's also where teachers can get registered for Fall classes beginning in May.
Last year, JA programming was invited into over 600 Idaho classrooms, reaching nearly 15,000 students.