- Krispy Kreme coming to Cape Girardeau (12/14/17)1
- Feds ask judge to impose $6.5 million punishment for Cape surgeon (12/7/17)9
- Light and music show: Jackson family goes high-tech with Christmas display (12/11/17)
- Former Wimpy's Drive-In owner Freeman Lewis dies (12/9/17)2
- Makeover at the movies: Transformation complete inside Cape theater (12/8/17)4
- Jury convicts Scott City man who confessed to murder; girlfriend's testimony corroborates confession (12/9/17)
- Cape schools to get two new principals, assistant superintendent (12/13/17)1
- Two Cape County residents, including former Jackson police officer, face burglary charges in Colorado (12/12/17)
- Pedestrian struck on Broadway (12/11/17)4
- Sugarfire Cape barbecue restaurant to open June 2018 (12/7/17)
Junior Achievement looking for donors
Junior Achievement is a program that uses community volunteers to teach elementary students about career choices, how businesses run and how the economy works. Provided at no cost to schools, JA's expenses for materials are covered by donations.
In the three years that JA has been active in Cape Girardeau County schools, some 2,800 students have participated. Teachers are enthusiastic about the hands-on approach. And volunteers have been willing to provide real-life experience.
But local funding hasn't materialized. So far, the funding -- it will take $13,000 for the coming school year -- has been provided by the JA program in St. Louis. But hard economic times for the state mean that funding won't be available this year.
Unless local donors are willing to step in and help, the program will end in Cape Girardeau County. The money has to be in place no later than Sept. 1.
Anyone interested in providing financial assistance for Junior Achievement is encouraged to call the program's office at 800-342-7119.