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Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Northwest District Receives Grant from Nordson Corporation

Eau Claire, WI – Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc., Northwest Wisconsin (JA) received $17,500 from Nordson Corporation Foundation to help with volunteer retention and communication during COVID-19. JA programs equip students by teaching them about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. The grant states that volunteers are an essential part of JA's programs to share real-world knowledge to students. This school year, volunteers will be trained virtually and will learn how to teach using online platforms.

“We are most enthusiastic and supportive of the work you are doing in the community,” said Cindy Baumgardner Nordson community relations manager. “Programs like Junior Achievement fit well within this area of focus and strengthen our local communities. By actively participating in Junior Achievement, students gain knowledge of a variety of career opportunities and skills, helping them to become not only great employees, but selfsufficient members of our society. “

Nordson Foundation’s commitment allows Junior Achievement to deliver impactful programs to middle and high school students in both Chippewa and Eau Claire counties.

About Junior Achievement® Junior Achievement (JA) 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. As a nonprofit organization, Junior Achievement reaches more than 3 million students per year in 109 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.2 million students served by operations in 100 other countries worldwide.

Locally, Junior Achievement has 12 area offices across Wisconsin and serve approximately 81,700 students mentored by more than 4,700 volunteers. Northwestern Wisconsin staff collaborates with 390 volunteers and 325 teachers, educating more than 12,000 students throughout northwestern Wisconsin last school year. For more information visit us at or call 715-835-5566.

About Nordson Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for the precision dispensing of adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials, polymers, plastics and other materials, fluid management, test and inspection, UV curing and plasma surface treatment, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries. Visit Nordson on the web at, @Nordson Corp, or

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