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Financial Education

Junior Achievement of Sacramento

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is a partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers working together to inspire young people to dream big and reach their potential. River Valley Community Bank takes part by helping to teach financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness to students in grades K-12 in the Yuba, Sutter and Western Nevada Counties. Working together, we can empower our next generation to own their economic success!

Working to enhance financial literacy in our communities

Like others in our communities, RVCB team members get involved with and support many worthy local service clubs, non-profits, churches and other groups that enhance the quality of life where we live and work. Over the past year, our Bank has taken on a leadership role in working with local educators, civic leaders, business professionals and other community members in the Grass Valley, Yuba/Sutter and Colusa County areas in bringing the Junior Achievement program to our local schools. For those that are unfamiliar, Junior Achievement (JA) is a long established 501(c)3 non-profit organization that focuses on bringing financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness programs to K-12th grade youth. JA does a great job in designing grade appropriate activity based programs that provide youth with tools and concepts to help them become self reliant, thriving members of our community.

How the JA program works - in a nutshell

JA's programs are developed in partnership with educators so they reinforce and supplement grade specific classroom instruction. JA provides program content in the form of an instructional kit to the volunteer who facilitates the JA program for the selected grade and class. The volunteer brings the program to life by sharing their own personal career experiences as they facilitate the JA program and activities. A JA classroom program will typically be delivered over five 45-60 minute sessions which are coordinated with the teacher who is always present during the sessions.

Junior Achievement has world wide reach and has been operating in Sacramento since 1961 – now is the time to establish the program in our local schools as the need is significant. If you have interest in learning more about JA, please visit the JA of Sacramento website at If you think you would be interested in volunteering in the classroom or sponsoring our local programs through a financial donation, please contact Stacia McCroskey at our Yuba City office.