Wells Fargo has awarded Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida a grant in the amount of $13,000 to sponsor four Title 1 schools in Lee and Collier counties. The grant will assist in funding the implementation and set up of 24 Junior Achievement programs that will involve approximately 864 students enrolled at Parkside Elementary, Edgewood Elementary, Fort Myers Middle and Cypress Palm Middle schools during the 2012-2013 school year. In addition, funds will also help sponsor the 2013 CEO Academy – a one week business summer camp for rising high school juniors and seniors held in partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University. The camp is designed to help prepare young aspiring entrepreneurs to be the outstanding business leaders and CEOs of tomorrow.

“Wells Fargo has a long history of supporting the mission and programs of Junior Achievement,” said Laura Worzella, Area President for Wells Fargo. “So we are proud to award this grant which aligns with our focus of supporting both education and entrepreneurship.”

“We appreciate Wells Fargo’s investment in our programs and employee support as volunteers. Their employees deliver relevant and hands-on experiences that give students the knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship,” said Anne Frazier, President/CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida.

About Junior Achievement:

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 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, 122 individual area operations reach more than 4 million students in the U.S., with an additional 5 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. For more information about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, contact Anne Frazier at 239-225-2590 or info@jaswfl.org. The website is www.JASWFL.org.

About Wells Fargo:

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States.  Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2012 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.