Local Junior Achievement district earns state award


Contributed Photo Michael Frohna, right, president of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, presents a 5-Star Award to Sandy Ebbinger, district director of the Wolf River District of Junior Achievement, and Marty Monfils, district board chairman, Oct. 4 in Milwaukee.

The Wolf River District of Junior Achievement recently received a 5-Star Award from Junior Achievement of Wisconsin.

Michael Frohna, president of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, presented the award to Sandy Ebbinger, district director, and Marty Monfils, district board chairman, Oct. 4 at the Junior Achievement Kohl’s Education Center in Milwaukee during an annual leadership conference.

To qualify for the award, the district must meet standards in at least four of five areas: program quality practices, program impact, management effectiveness, alignment with brand standards and philosophies, and financial solvency.

Other districts receiving 5-Star awards were Rock County, Racine and Kenosha County, Northcentral, and Portage and Wood County. Four-star awards were presented to the Northwest and East Central districts.

Junior Achievement volunteers work in K-12 classrooms to teach work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

JA reaches over 2,600 students in Shawano and Menominee County schools annually, and nearly 163,000 students in schools statewide. JA reaches more than 4.8 million students throughout the United States, and over 10 million students in over 100 countries worldwide.