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Junior Achievement, Fifth Third Bank Partner To Teach Financial Literacy In Central Florida High Schools

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Junior Achievement of Central Florida (, which has worked to educate students in our communities about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy for over fifty years, is partnering with Fifth Third Bank for an ambitious new effort to bring financial literacy education to high school classrooms all over Central Florida.

SUNNY Across Central Florida host Felix Albuerne spoke to Craig Polejes from Junior Achievement of Central Florida and Joyce Odongo from Fifth Third Bank about the JA/53 Challenge, in which Fifth Third employees will teach 53 five-week personal finance classes in high schools across Orange, Seminole, Volusia, and Duval Counties by the end of 2012. The courses will begin at Evans and Edgewater High Schools in Orange County prior to the end of this school year, and then roll out in the Fall in the other counties. Click the “play” button below to listen to the interview:

To find out more about Junior Achievement of Central Florida and their ongoing efforts to help prepare the youth in our communities for future success, go to To find out more about Fifth Third Bank and their community service efforts, go to

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