In the 2017-2018 school year, JA served more than 200 high school seniors at Angola, Hamilton, and Prairie Heights schools. Over the course of 7 weeks, they learned about the US economic system, supply and demand, market prices, business operations, organized labor, and the Federal Reserve. They also learned about the global economy, including international trade and various economic systems in different countries. These topics are taught by volunteers from the community, which provides students with valuable interactions with role models. SCCF grant dollars purchased the program kits with curriculum guides, textbooks and workbooks used by the students, and training for local volunteers. Volunteer Craig Burkholder talks with students about personal finances, such as budgeting, debt, and creating an emergency fund. Craig shared, “It is an absolute privilege to interact with these seniors as they face their next stage of life, whether that is college or the workforce.” In spring of 2019, SCCF approved funding for another year of JA programs in Steuben County.