The St. Cloud Greater Osceola County Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement of Central Florida announced a partnership designed to help promote business preparedness and leadership in St. Cloud and Osceola County.
Dirk Webb, president and CEO of the St. Cloud Chamber, stated, “Our Board of Directors enthusiastically endorsed the partnership and as a JA Alum, I’m very proud to be working with Junior Achievement again.”
The agreement will encourage chamber members to interact with participants in JA sponsored programs by providing speakers, mentors and volunteers as JA serves over 20,000 students in Central Florida.
According to Kathy Panter, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Central Florida,
“The partnership with the Chamber is a natural complement to both organizations, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Junior Achievement continues to expand its presence in Osceola County and, on Jan. 23 hosted 4,000 Osceola County eighth graders for a career exploration event at Osceola Heritage Park. Earlier this school year, ‘3DE by Junior Achievement’ opened its groundbreaking ‘school within a school’ on the campus of Osceola High School. We are here to stay and to work with the Chamber to promote business preparedness and leadership in St. Cloud and Osceola County.”