Volunteerism: the principle of donating time and energy for the benefit of other people in the community as a social responsibility rather than for any financial reward.
Here at Washington Federal, we believe that the relationships we have with our local communities are as important as those we share with our customers, stockholders and employees. We believe we have an obligation to operate in a responsible, sustainable manner which supports the health and vibrancy of the communities we serve.
Today, we're excited to highlight our partnership with Junior Achievement and celebrate the accomplishments we've been able to achieve together. Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. They help to prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace.
On October 28, at the 2014 Annual Junior Achievement of Idaho Awards Breakfast, Washington Federal was honored with the President's Service Award for donating 412 hours of volunteer service through Junior Achievement in just one year. Currently almost 20 of our teammates volunteer to teach over 30 classes in 12 different schools. Junior Achievement has impacted over 4.5 million US students in more 197,000 classrooms. We're proud to be able to partner with this outstanding organization to achieve long-lasting, measurable results.
To find out more about Junior Achievement's work, please visit their website at www.juniorachievement.org. Further details about Washington Federal's community giving initiates is available at https://washingtonfederal.com/About-Us/Community-Relations.
[caption id="attachment_1949" align="alignleft" width="484"] Our Idaho team, Tom, Jaime, Tim, Shannon, Heather, and a Junior Achievement student proudly stand by the President's Award.[/caption]