New York, 8 March 2016

EY honored by Junior Achievement with U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award

Volunteers provide students with critical mentoring and positive role models

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Junior Achievement USA® (JA) announced today that it will honor Ernst & Young LLP with a 2014-2015 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award. The organizations receiving the awards provided Junior Achievement with significant volunteer resources during the 2014-2015 school year. The recipients will be recognized at the evening awards ceremony as part of the JA Volunteer Summit presented by the American Express Foundation today in New York City in conjunction with JA’s quarterly National Board of Directors meeting.

“EY is committed to building a better working world, and our relationship with Junior Achievement is one way we fulfill our purpose,” said Gary Kozlowski, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP. “EY professionals serve on more than 40 local JA boards across the US, Canada and the Caribbean. Working with JA, our people get involved with young people through skills-based volunteering in classrooms, including as part of EY Connect Day, our annual day of service.”  

President George W. Bush established the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in communities and to encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President's Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. In 2006, Junior Achievement became an official certifying organization for this award, which recognizes corporations with a U.S. presence that provide volunteers to teach JA programs anywhere in the world.

Ernst & Young LLP is receiving the 2014-2015 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award at the Gold level, for providing at least 15,000 volunteer hours to local Junior Achievement offices during the year.

"Junior Achievement volunteers are important mentors for young people, bringing our programs to life. Each year, more than 200,000 JA volunteers share their experiences and skills with students while delivering our programs, teaching them how to manage their money, succeed in the workforce, or start a business that creates jobs and grows the economy,” said Jack Kosakowski, President and CEO of Junior Achievement USA. “The recipients of the President’s Volunteer Service Awards are leaders in this effort and critical to helping JA inspire and prepare young people for success.”

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 4.6 million students per year in 112 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in 121 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.

About EY
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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This news release has been issued by Ernst & Young LLP, a member firm of EY serving clients in the US.

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