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Capital One donates $15,000 to programs

Capital One Bank donated $15,000 to Junior Achievement of Acadiana to support financial literacy and job readiness programs in local schools.

In the 2011-12 school year, bank volunteers participated in JA in a Day events and taught 1,500 students about financial literacy, job readiness, entrepreneurship and careers, said Stella Theriot, Junior Achievement of Acadiana district director, in a news release Thursday.

“Volunteers are the key to delivering Junior Achievement programs as they bring theory to life for students,” Theriot said.

“The group’s programs are aligned with the state’s teaching standards and engage students in hands-on activities.”

Trace Robbins, Capital One Bank district manager for Acadiana/Lafayette, said the programs help prepare students for their futures.

“It is vital that we teach young people how to be financially responsible at a young age,” Robbins said.

For information about Junior Achievement of Acadiana or to volunteer or contribute, contact Theriot at (337) 266-8202 or at jaacadiana@gmail.com.