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Voices From the Valley

A podcast of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region

Building Tomorrow’s Leaders

Many young people lack basic financial literacy skills, such as budgeting, saving, investing, and the importance of making informed financial decisions. Junior Achievement of Wisconsin teaches these life skills and so much more: The 100-year-old organization prepares students for the workforce by teaching them essential employability skills, such as teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking, along with entrepreneurship to help address the challenge of economic stagnation in our Fox Valley communities and beyond.

These bright futures are cultivated through classroom education, community events, and a special place to put these skills into action:

Today we visit “JA BizTown,” a town square model with storefronts and well-known businesses in our community. Many volunteers and supporters built the Community First Career Exploration and Financial Literacy Center on the Fox Valley Tech campus in Appleton, and it’s a magical place where young people can imagine themselves in a career that they not only love, but can be equipped with the skills they need to flourish!  



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Amy Spreeman





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Voices from the Valley