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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – At a press conference in Lexington on Friday, Governor Matt Bevin signed a proclamation declaring April 2017 Junior Achievement Month in Kentucky.

The proclamation states, “It is important for the Commonwealth to recognize and support programs that increase financial literacy, strengthen the workforce, and inspire young people to become entrepreneurs.”

Junior Achievement (JA) programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide hands-on experiences to students from kindergarten through high school to develop skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.8 million students per year in more than 100 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations over 100 other countries worldwide.

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