house resolution no.59

Rep. Iden offered the following resolution:

A resolution to declare April 2019 as Junior Achievement Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Junior Achievement is a not-for-profit organization that fosters partnerships between businesses and educators and uses hands-on curriculum to help young people understand the economics of life; and

Whereas, Junior Achievementís purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy; and

Whereas, Since Junior Achievementís creation in 1919, the program has reached more than 92 million students. It is devoted to its mission of ensuring that every child in America has a fundamental understanding of financial literacy and the free enterprise system; and

Whereas, Junior Achievement is designed to be taught in the classroom by business, parent, and community volunteers. Classroom volunteers make economic concepts relevant, fuel the entrepreneurial spirit, and challenge students to excel; and

Whereas, Junior Achievement has been primarily funded by the private sector of businesses, individuals, and foundations; and

Whereas, Junior Achievement brings volunteers into the classrooms to lead exciting hands-on activities in grades K-12. These activities show students the relevance of education to the workplace and help prepare them for secondary school and lifelong learning. Concepts and skills taught at each program level build on those learned in preceding grades; and

Whereas, Junior Achievement programs focus on developing and preparing young people for issues they will encounter in the economic and employment environment. Students are taught to use economics, business, and financial literacy to prepare for and improve their quality of life; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare April 2019 as Junior Achievement Month in the state of Michigan.