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Bank CEO Makes Personal Donation to Junior Achievement

The CEO of a local community bank¬† is providing a personal grant to help kick-start a Junior Achievement program in Western Nevada County as well as Yuba,¬† Sutter, and Colusa Counties. River Valley Community Bank CEO, John Jelavich and his wife Karin are donating 100,000 dollars to establish the program to support K-12 students as they learn business and financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship. The Jelavich’s have been in the Yuba City area for over 45 years.
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Jelavich learned about Junior Achievement through his son, now President of River Valley Bank, because of his involvement with the program as a board member in the San Francisco Bay Area. John Sr. and Karin see a big need for a program like Junior Achievement in our area.
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Jelavich says that a team of educators and business people from local counties are meeting Wednesday evening at River Valley Community Bank in Yuba City for the initial presentation with Junior Achievement Leadership. The plan tentatively calls for a couple of pilot projects this spring with expansion next year.

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