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Fort Worth, Texas — General Motors continues its partnership with Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail by providing $15,000 in program funding to be utilized in the Arlington Independent School District.
 “We’re pleased to present this grant to help enrich the communities in which we live and work,” said Julia Castro, finance manager at GM Arlington Assembly and board member of JA of Chisolm Trail. “The work of JA can’t be overstated in preparing our local youth to be economically successful through mentorship and experiential learning.”   
Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail executes programs at Sandy McNutt Elementary School impacting approximately 500 students in kindergarten through fifth grades.  Beginning in kindergarten, students learn how different family roles affect the household’s economy.  Throughout elementary, they learn the difference between needs and wants, taxes, money management and the practical approach to starting a business.
Generous funding from General Motors also will support programs at Dan Dipert Career and Technology Center impacting approximately 50 students utilizing its Reverse JA in a Day program.  The Reverse JA in a Day program brings students on-site to local businesses where they experience JA programming relating to career readiness, personal branding, economics, and management of personal financing.  In addition to the curriculum, students are given a tour of the General Motors facility and experience varying departments required to run such an operation.
General Motors employs more than 11,000 people in Texas. GM Arlington Assembly has been a part of the community since 1954. The facility employs 4,500 people who build the popular Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade. General Motors Financial, the global captive finance arm of General Motors, employs 3,800 people in Arlington and 980 in Fort Worth. As a longtime corporate steward of Dallas-Fort Worth communities, GM Financial is also a committed supporter of JA of Chisholm Trail, providing approximately 500 employee volunteer hours to date in 2019.
JA of the Chisholm Trail's kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students in our community to dream big and reach their potential. Visit for more information.
About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)
Junior 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 more than 4.8 million students per year in 109 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.2 million students served by operations in 100 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit for more information.
General Motors (NYSE:GM) is committed to delivering safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the CadillacChevroletBaojunBuickGMCHoldenJiefang and 
Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, Maven, its personal mobility brand, and Cruise, its autonomous vehicle company, can be found at
For More Information, Contact:
Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail                              General Motors Arlington Assembly
Kathleen Barbee, Director of Development                            Tom Read, Communications Manager
817-731-0838                                                                          248-496-0852

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