Supporting Resilient Communities - Nutrien & JA Media Release October 2023
Baton Rouge, LA. – Earlier this year, Nutrien renewed their commitment to improving educational and economic outcomes by committing $150,000 over three years to support Junior Achievement programs and mentoring efforts for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in Ascension and Iberville schools. Local students will have multiple opportunities to practice work-readiness, business, and personal finance skills, led by business mentors in the classroom.
Nutrien’s investment in Junior Achievement aligns with their goal to help build resiliency in communities. Through mentorship programs such as ‘Junior Achievement In A Day’, 'Leading Ladies’ and ‘Mentoring Men’, students will have increased access to curriculum-based mentoring to build workforce and personal finance skills. In addition, the Junior Achievement curriculum will help educators meet new financial education requirements recently passed by the Louisiana legislature.
“Our partnership with the Junior Achievement program will be extremely beneficial to our students of East Iberville. This commitment will open the door for school programs such as curriculum-based financial literacy and mentoring programs like Leading Ladies and Mentoring Men. The support of our community businesses and programs is a huge investment of time, energy, and finances that contributes to the continued development of our children”. – Principal Donnie Love Jr.
”Nutrien is proud to be a long-standing community partner that creates a positive impact in the areas where we live and work. Our purpose is Feeding the Future, but that extends beyond helping growers feed the world’s growing population, said Richard Holder, General Manager of Nutrien’s Geismar nitrogen facility. “Our approach includes feeding students’ minds to prepare them for an exciting future in the workforce, and we are pleased to continue our partnership with Junior Achievement in bringing that to life through this investment.”
“We are grateful for Nutrien’s investment towards providing learning experiences that promote economic empowerment and opportunities to learn from business mentors. Junior Achievement’s purpose is to provide young people with opportunities to build the skillsets and mindsets for economic success, and partners like Nutrien help connect the classroom to students’ real lives in meaningful ways,” said Paula Dawson, President of Junior Achievement of Greater Baton Rouge.
Junior Achievement is reaching nearly 26,000 students in Greater Baton Rouge annually with the help of community partners and mentors. Junior Achievement is currently seeking mentors for their classroom programs. To learn more about becoming a Junior Achievement mentor, visit batonrouge.ja.org.
About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating young people about financial literacy, work-readiness, and entrepreneurship. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school economic learning experiences for students in grades K-12. Today more than 142 offices reach approximately four million students in the United States, with more than three million students served by operations in 96 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.ja.org.
Nutrien is the world's largest provider of crop inputs and services, helping to safely and sustainably feed a growing world. We operate a world-class network of production, distribution and retail facilities that positions us to efficiently serve the needs of growers. We focus on creating long-term value for all stakeholders by advancing our key environmental, social and governance priorities. For more information, visit www.nutrien.com.