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

New York, 10 March 2017

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Volunteers serve as mentors and role models in communities across the United States

Ernst & Young LLP was honored by Junior Achievement USA® (JA) with a gold level 2015-2016 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award for providing at least 15,000 volunteer hours to local Junior Achievement offices during the 2015-2016 school year. The U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award was presented to 64 organizations at an evening awards ceremony during the JA Volunteer Summit on March 7 in New York, NY.

In 2003, President George W. Bush established the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President's Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor individuals 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.

"Junior Achievement volunteers are important mentors for young people in the communities we live and work. EY volunteers who participate in JA programs share their experiences and skills with students, teaching them how to manage their money, succeed in the workforce, or start a business that creates jobs and grows the economy. Our volunteers are also provided with valuable opportunities to develop their own coaching and team building skills," said Randy Cain, Vice Chair and Southwest Region Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP, and JA USA board member.

“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, and head of the network of EY leaders serving 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, during which hundreds of EY personnel volunteered their skills on 80 JA projects.”

Junior Achievement’s kindergarten through high school programs are delivered across the country by a network of more than 237,000 volunteers, including EY people in many cities across the U.S. JA programs provide innovative, hands-on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy education to countless students each year. The complete list of recipients can be found here.

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 4.8 million students per year in more than 100 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations over 100 other countries worldwide. Visit 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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