Junior Achievement gets Good Neighbor grant

Like a good neighbor, State Farm was there with a big check for some Columbia elementary school students.

State Farm Officials presented a $12,000 check to the Junior Achievement organization.

This year, Junior Achievement expanded their programs to the Columbia Public School District.

More than 3,000 Columbia students have already benefited from the program this year.

Junior Achievement motivates young people to achieve their personal and career goals.

Junior Achievement Senior Vice-President Meredith Knopp said, That money will go a very long way. With our business model in junior achievement, we recruit volunteers in the community, many from State Farm, to present the programs. They co-relate with state standards. We make sure that we do not charge our schools, which is very important to them.

25 State Farm volunteers are assisting students in the Columbia Public School District with their Junior Achievement goals.