Kohl’s Department Stores has announced the renewal of its partnership with Junior Achievement (JA) of Wisconsin with a donation of $1.5 million over three years to support and expand the JA Kohl’s Education Center.
The additional funding will allow Junior Achievement to increase the use of technology in the JA Kohl’s Education Center to offer more unique opportunities for local schools and teachers to combine classroom learning with real-world situations, providing hands-on activities and full simulation experiences to enhance what students learn in a classroom.
The program offers Milwaukee-area students a hands-on opportunity to learn work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. The donation comes from Kohl’s philanthropic program, Kohl’s Cares, which sells special merchandise, including plush toys and books, and donates 100 percent of the net profit to benefit children’s health and education initiatives nationwide.
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Junior Achievement and facilitate the growth of the JA Kohl’s Education Center,” said Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Kohl’s applauds Junior Achievement’s commitment to providing excellent educational experiences that empower students to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to the real world, and Kohl’s is proud to be in a position to support such a valuable program for local students.”
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Kohl’s as it will enhance the learning applications offered to local students through the JA Kohl’s Education Center,” said Tim Greinert, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin’s president. “Financial literacy and work readiness are crucial life skills and, through this best-in-class programming in the JA Kohl’s Education Center, we’re able to engage students early on in meaningful and memorable ways to arm them with the skills they need as adults.”