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State Farm Presents Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass With a $5K Grant

Lexington, Ky. – Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass has received a $5,000 grant from State Farm Insurance, with the funds dedicated to providing work and career readiness and exploration programs to high school students to hone essential skills and improve the local workforce.

Laurel Raimondo Martin, Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass President, weighs in on the partnership, “We are incredibly fortunate that State Farm has embraced Junior Achievement and the financial and volunteer support they provide is truly outstanding.” 

Wallace Barber, State Farm Agent, affirmed that, “enabling our young people and future workforce to be better prepared for their future is of great interest and focus of State Farm.”

Through the generosity of companies like State Farm, students have access to educational programs about work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship through experiential, hands-on programming delivered by volunteers who share their personal experiences and insights. 

About Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass

Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass was incorporated in 1963 with the purpose of inspiring and preparing students to succeed in a global economy.  During 2020-2021, JA’s community volunteers provided over 40,000 contact hours to students.  With the support of positive adult role models who volunteer their time, JA enables students to understand business, citizenship, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, ethics, and work readiness.  These learning experiences establish the foundation upon which today’s students can acquire the skills and attitudes necessary to succeed in a fast-changing world. For more information, visit our website, connect with us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

About State Farm

The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its 19,200 agents and 59,000 employees serve approximately 84 million policies and accounts – over 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies and over 2 million financial services accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for rentersbusiness ownersboats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 36 on the 2020 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit


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