Junior Achievement of Oregon & SW Washington Receives Grant for JA BizTown from the ON Semiconductor Foundation

Jun 3, 2021 3:10 PM ET

In February 2021, the ON Semiconductor Foundation awarded a $45,000 grant to Junior Achievement of Oregon & SW Washington (JA), an organization committed to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. The three-year grant is being used to help provide local students with JA BizTown, an upper-elementary program that teaches work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. The program consists of 12 hours of classroom learning that culminates in a one-day economic simulation complete with “mini-businesses”, including ON Semiconductor.

“Our program allows young people to connect critical classroom knowledge with real-life experiences,” said Ryan Deckert, president of JA. “Teaching kids about STEM careers through the concrete example that ON Semiconductor provides can help bring these lessons full circle for the students of JA BizTown. We are grateful to partner with the ON Semiconductor Foundation to expand our resources and efforts for JA BizTown.” 

The ON Semiconductor Foundation, which was launched in 2019, is committed to serving the needs of communities across the globe through the investment of resources. It is overseen by an employee-based board of directors who manage its daily operations and approve recommendations from grant advisors globally. Since 2016, the company has funded more than $5 million in grants, employee matching and in-kind donations, as well as sponsorships and dollars-for-doers for employee volunteerism.  

“Investing in the communities in which we operate and where our employees live is critical to our organization as we look to continue our legacy of giving and volunteering,” said Theresa Haywood-McCarley, senior director of corporate social responsibility at ON Semiconductor and board secretary for ON Semiconductor Foundation. “On behalf of the ON Semiconductor Foundation, we’re proud to support the work of Junior Achievement as we work toward making the world better together.” 

For more information about JA BizTown, visit https://jaorswwa.org/ja-biztown

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