Jeff Williams, Publix Super Markets, Inc.; Anne Frazier and Brittany Pickard, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida; Scott Kiesel and Brian West, Publix Super Markets, Inc.

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has received a $6,000 donation from Publix Super Markets Charities. The funding will enable the nonprofit organization to provide Junior Achievement classes focusing on financial literacy, work-force readiness and entrepreneurship in schools throughout Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties.

“Publix Super Markets Charities wants to improve lives in our community,” says Brian West, Publix Super Markets. “We believe Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida exemplifies this goal by preparing our youth to be work ready, financially literate and tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.”

“Thanks to the generosity of Publix Super Markets Charities and our other corporate partners and volunteers, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is able to offer hands-on, engaging programming that provides local students with the skills and confidence to successfully enter the workforce,” says Anne Frazier, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida.

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Inc. provides in-school and after-school programs for students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Today, 119 individual area operations reach more than 4.2 million students in the U.S., with an additional 5.7 million students served by operations in 122 other countries worldwide. For more information about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida visit www.JASWFL.org or contact Anne Frazier at 239-225-2590 or info@jaswfl.org.