MINNEAPOLIS, Mar 27, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --U.S. Bank has been honored by Junior Achievement USA(R) (JA)
with a Silver 2010-2011 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award. U.S.
Bank is being recognized for providing more than 10,000 volunteer hours
to JA to meet the criteria for this honor.
President George W. Bush established the President's Council on Service
and Civic Participation (the Council) in 2003 to recognize the valuable
contributions volunteers make in communities and encourage more people
to serve. The Council created the President's Volunteer Service Award
program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated
commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.
In 2006, Junior Achievement became an official certifying organization
for this award, which also recognizes corporations with a U.S. presence
that provide volunteers to teach JA programs anywhere in the world.
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to
empowering young people to own their economic success. As a thought
leader and primary source for innovative work readiness,
entrepreneurship and financial literacy education, Junior Achievement
inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy.
"Junior Achievement volunteers play an important role in bringing Junior
Achievement to life in our community. Volunteers share their personal
and professional experience, helping young people to make a connection
between what they are learning in the classroom and what they will need
to succeed. Volunteers support students, their local communities and
America's economic competitiveness," said Junior Achievement of the
Upper Midwest President Gina Blayney. "The U.S. President's Volunteer
Service Award is an outstanding way to acknowledge JA's corporate
partners and their employee-volunteers, who demonstrate community
commitment and encourage others to make volunteering a priority."
"Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest is grateful to its partners and
pleased to recognize their outstanding contribution to the welfare of
local students and our community. Because of the work readiness,
entrepreneurship and financial literacy education they've provided, many
students have been empowered to own their economic success," added
Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest Board Member Jeff Kerr,
president of the Institutional Trust and Custody division of U.S. Bank.
To find out more about JA volunteer opportunities, visit Junior
Achievement of the Upper Midwest's website at www.jaum.org.
The award was presented to U.S. Bank at JA's quarterly board of
directors meeting recently.
About Junior Achievement USA(R) (JA)
Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving
young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic
success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic
choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community
volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give
students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in
financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA
reaches four million students per year in more than 120 markets across
the United States, with an additional 6.5 million students served by
operations in 117 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org
for more information.
About U.S. Bank
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $340 billion
in assets as of Dec. 31, 2011, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the
fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates
3,085 banking offices in 25 states and 5,053 ATMs and provides a
comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment,
mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses
and institutions. U.S. Bancorp and its employees are dedicated to
improving the communities they serve, for which the company earned the
2011 Spirit of America Award, the highest honor bestowed on a company by
United Way. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
SOURCE: U.S. Bancorp
Amy Frantti, Public Relations