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RBC Foundation Helps Students Make the Right Choices and Stay in School

Photo: Cheque presentation at Gladstone Secondary School on February 4, 2015
February 24, 2015
JA British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce that RBC Foundation has once again donated $50,000 in support of business education programs for youth across BC for the 2014-15 school year.
This generous contribution will specifically go towards Economics for Success, a program which encourages grade 9 and 10 students to reflect on the advantages of remaining in school to acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed for long-term career success.
RBC Foundation’s corporate citizenship goals of making a significant and sustainable impact on the economic well-being of individuals, their families and their communities are demonstrated through their continued support for Junior Achievement.  For well over 20 years, RBC Foundation has supported JABC, and funding has exceeded more than a half a million dollars.  In addition to funding this program, RBC Royal Bank provides strong volunteer support for Junior Achievement programs, as well as sponsoring events, including the Business Laureates of British Columbia Hall of Fame Gala Dinner & Induction Ceremonies.
“RBC believes that investing in our kids not only helps them grow, but also strengthens our families, enriches our communities and builds a healthy, prosperous country”, says Tim Manning, Regional Vice-President, Commercial Financial Services, RBC Royal Bank. “We are proud to be long-time supporters of Junior Achievement and the Economics for Success financial literacy program.”
For more information please contact:
Rosine Hage-Moussa
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Junior Achievement of British Columbia
604- 688-3887 ext. 231