Junior Achievement and BGCKV

Fourth and fifth graders at the Boys & Girls Club of Kennebec Valley (BGCKV) posing for a photo with sunglasses on after Junior Achievement of Maine and cPort Credit Union’s financial education course

cPort Partnered with Junior Achievement to bring “JA More Than Money” to BGCKV.

In July, cPort Credit Union partnered with Junior Achievement of Maine (JA) to bring the “JA More Than Money” financial education course to the 4th and 5th graders at the Boys & Girls Club of Kennebec Valley (BGCKV). Michelle Lemieux, cPort’s Augusta Senior Branch Manager, visited BGCKV once a day during a week of their Summer Program to introduce students to financial literacy, entrepreneurship, money management skills, and more! Junior Achievement’s program provides a practical approach through hands on activities to make smart decisions about managing money and starting a business.

About Junior Achievement of Maine

Founded in 1919, Junior Achievement (JA) has over 100 local JA Areas across the nation, making them the largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills needed for economic success, planning for their future, and how to make smart academic choices.

The Maine Area was founded in 1965 at Portland High School. Through the help of over 700 volunteers statewide, JA of Maine programs reach approximately 15,000 students each year. cPort Credit Union has two employees that serve on the Board for Junior Achievement of Maine, Jennifer MacArthur our VP of Branch Operations and Michelle Lemieux Augusta’s Senior Branch Manager.

About The Boys and Girls Club of Kennebec Valley

The Boys and Girls Club of Kennebec Valley (BGCKV) opened its doors in 1996 as a Gardiner-based childcare program. The club has evolved over the last 27 years and has grown to help over 1,200 members in the Kennebec County annually. More recently, BGCKV completed their $11 million campaign and settled into their new building in 2022.

cPort Credit Union began hosting our annual Career Aspiration Program at BGCKV in 2022, with a grand total of fourteen $100 award winners. We are excited to continue our partnership with the club, making 2024 our 17th year of the cPort Career Aspirations Program.