A local nonprofit dedicated to helping Oklahoma students learn about the business world through hands-on learning experiences has been recognized with a national award.

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma was recently awarded the organization’s Four Star Award, which recognizes the staffs and boards across the country that meet Junior Achievement’s standards in operations and strong representation of the organization’s mission.

“We are thrilled to receive the Four Star Award,” Shannan Beeler, president of Junior Achievement of Oklahoma, said recently. “We thank our more than 4,000 classroom volunteers and corporate partners who joined with our board of directors and staff to empower thousands of young people to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.”

Junior Achievement brings business education – everything from economics to financial literacy – to students in grades kindergarten through 12th.

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