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Junior Achievement Supported With $25,000 Donation

DALLAS, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the seventh consecutive year, ACE Cash Express, Inc., a leading retailer of financial services, supports the effort to educate students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through Junior Achievement. ACE makes an annual contribution to this organization and is pleased to announce this year's $25,000 donation.

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"Junior Achievement aligns perfectly with our mission to help children, support education and foster financial literacy," said ACE SVP Eric Norrington. "We really value this partnership and always enjoy participating in JA programs."

Each year, more than 70 ACE associates teach local students the Junior Achievement curriculum. Through this partnership, ACE is able to educate students about the fundamentals of economics and finance with real world applications—lessons they may not learn otherwise.

"Junior Achievement of Dallas is proud of our long-term partnership with ACE Cash Express," said Jan Murfield, president of JA Dallas. "Thanks to our ACE Cash Express volunteers, local students will be given the tools they need to be prepared for the workforce and to make wise financial decisions as they age."

To date, ACE has donated $260,500 to the Junior Achievement of Dallas and has volunteered for numerous JA programs. ACE and its associates will continue supporting this organization with monetary donations and volunteer engagement.

About ACE Cash Express
ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a leading retailer of financial services, including short-term consumer loans, check cashing, bill payment and prepaid debit card services.  ACE is the largest owner and operator of check cashing stores in the United States and the second largest owner and operator of short-term consumer loan stores in the United States. ACE focuses on serving consumers, many of whom seek alternatives to traditional banking relationships in order to gain convenient and immediate access to financial services. For additional information about ACE Cash Express, visit www.acecashexpress.com.
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About Junior Achievement of Dallas
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Dallas provides programs for students which focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. During the 2012-13 school year, 3,450 business volunteers will serve North Texas elementary, middle and high school classrooms, reaching more than 42,000 students in more than 2,100 classrooms.  Today, JA reaches four million students per year in more than 126 markets across the United States, with an additional six million students served by operations in 119 other countries worldwide. For more information on how you can help prepare our future workforce, visit www.jadallas.org. Find us on Facebook at Facebook/JAofDallas or follow our news on Twitter at Twitter/JADallas.

SOURCE ACE Cash Express, Inc.

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