Infor employees in the St. Paul, Minn., office will partner with Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest (JAUM) to teach basic principles of economics and entrepreneurship to elementary school students throughout the city.
JAUM is a nonprofit organization that works with more than 150,000 elementary, middle, and high school students throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin to teach the core concepts of business, effective money management, and college and career readiness.
Approximately 90 Infor employees will sponsor a different St. Paul school each quarter to help teach JAUM curriculum. Infor plans to launch this initiative May 1.
"Infor, like JAUM, is passionate about what they do, and we look forward to providing students with face-to-face access to their employees and expertise," said Gina Blayney, president and chief executive officer, JAUM.
"JAUM is preparing today's youth to succeed by teaching them skills like financial literacy and career success that they might not necessarily learn in standard courses," said Megan Dahlen, Infor senior director of global business development. "We look forward to promoting JAUM's cause and expanding its resource pool by volunteering the time and knowledge of our employees."
Dahlen also plans to serve on the JAUM Project Lead Advisory Board, which is comprised of established and emerging leaders from the local corporate community.