Clarksville, IN (January 8, 2018) – First Savings Bank awarded Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana a $100,000 grant from the First Savings Charitable Foundation. This grant will serve approximately 3,500 Southern Indiana students in Clark, Crawford, Harrison and Washington counties.
The grant will allow those students to actively participate in two capstone programs: Sam Swope JA BizTown® and Chase JA Finance Park®. The experiential learning programs consist of a 16-hour classroom curriculum coupled with a hands-on, interactive simulation in the state-of-the-art learning laboratories in the James W. Robinson Junior Achievement Center for Freedom of Enterprise.
Larry Myers, President and CEO of First Savings Bank, “We recognize the necessity to educate our youth about Financial Literacy and we are honored to assist Junior Achievement in impacting as many students as possible in our communities. First Savings Charitable Foundation is pleased to have given over $625,383 to Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana since 2009.”
Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana will serve over 69,000 students, in 19 Kentucky and Southern Indiana counties. Some will visit BizTown® and Finance Park® while others will be served in classrooms and through a new program for career exploration, JA Inspire. Volunteers are currently needed for programs. You may contact JA at 502-561-5437 or visit their website at www.jaky.org.
About First Savings Bank
First Savings Bank is the largest locally-owned community bank in Southern Indiana. The bank has locations in the Indiana communities of Clarksville, Charlestown, Corydon, English, Elizabeth, Georgetown, Jeffersonville, Lanesville, Leavenworth, Marengo, Montgomery, New Albany, Odon, Salem and Sellersburg. First Savings Bank offers a complete line of personal and business banking products, and investment services. Access to First Savings Bank accounts, including online banking and electronic bill payments, is available anywhere with internet access through the bank’s website at www.fsbbank.net and on the Mobile App.