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Kohl's gives $3M to create education center


MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. Kohl's announced that it is partnering with Junior Achievement of Wisconsin and donating $3 million over the next three years to create a new interactive learning facility, the Kohl’s Education Center, opening in late 2010.

The programs work with local schools and teachers to combine classroom learning with real-world situations, providing hands-on activities and full simulation experiences to engage different learning styles and enhance what students learn in a classroom. The goal is for students to learn practical skills around work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy, according to Kohl's. Sites for the center are still being evaluated.

“The Milwaukee area is home for Kohl’s, and we are proud to be able to give back and build health and education programs for kids here in the local community,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s EVP and chief marketing officer. “Junior Achievement is a premier organization and these new programs create a fun, interactive way for kids to learn about real-life financial decisions, transactions and how to spend within a budget. They will build practical tools and skills they need to succeed as tomorrow’s workforce, consumers and leaders.”

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