RSM and Junior Achievement USA (JA) have announced an expanded relationship, building upon an initial investment in the JA Take Stock in Your Future program and JA Stock Market Challenge, unveiled by RSM and JA in September 2020.
This enhanced relationship, marked by the recent presentation of a $3m check from RSM to JA, includes RSM’s continued sponsorship of JA Take Stock in Your Future and the JA Stock Market Challenge, as well as the formation of the JA Impact Fund and Match Program to enable JA to enhance student programs.
The donation includes contributions to various local JA chapters and represents a multi-year commitment through to July 2026.
JA Take Stock in Your Future is a classroom curriculum that “helps high school students understand the inner workings of the stock market to take away the mystery of investing”.
The JA Stock Market Challenge is the competition element of the curriculum, which introduces students to the “basic concepts of how the stock market works and the impact of current events on the stock market”.
Bill Kracunas, principal in management consulting at RSM, said: “I am honored to see these two organizations have come together to help communities and young people.”
“I know this will drive students into more prosperous and digital futures. And I am committed to making sure young students across the country are successful.”