Helping Prepare Our Future Business and Community Leaders
Travelers has had a longtime commitment to the nonprofit Junior Achievement (JA), helping the organization facilitate its programs and impact students’ lives. JA aims to inspire and prepare young people to achieve academic success and succeed in a global economy. In 2017 alone, Travelers employees dedicated more than 2,000 hours volunteering for JA.
Hundreds of our employees in 18 regions throughout the U.S. volunteer for JA in a variety of ways, such as co-teaching JA curriculum in teams composed of four or five employees at JA “teaching days” in local schools. In Alpharetta, Georgia; Denver, Colorado; and St. Paul, Minnesota, employees volunteer at the JA BizTown, an indoor simulated city designed to help young people learn about making financial decisions.
“I clearly remember having Junior Achievement come into my third-grade classroom when I was in elementary school,” said Louisa Desson, Enterprise Digital Marketing. “I love being able to teach students today about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and what their own career might be like some day.”
“Being able to give back through Junior Achievement by helping children realize their potential is a very rewarding experience, and it motivates me to stay involved and help make a difference with each new student I meet,” said John Alexander, Business Insurance Operations.
More Community Connections
Travelers embraces the mission of Habitat for Humanity® and helps to build safe, affordable — and FORTIFIED — homes, promoting homeownership for lower-income families.
Travelers partners with KaBOOM! to build playgrounds to increase opportunities for kids to explore, learn and grow in safe, fun environments.