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U.S. Bank is proud to sponsor and partner with Junior Achievement of Idaho to educate young people in making informed financial decisions through the phases of their lives. At U.S. Bank, we invest our time, resources and passion to build and support vibrant communities that allow every person to work toward their possible. U.S. Bank invested $23 million in community development projects and over $530,000 in charitable donations in Idaho in 2015. In addition, 239 U.S. Bank employees dedicated 4,868 hours of volunteer service to charities and organizations throughout Idaho, strengthening the fabric of the places where we live, work and play. Visit us on the web at []

Junior AcJunior Achievement Logohievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about financial literacy, college and career readiness, and entrepreneurship through experiential, hands-on programs.
All JA programs are developed by professional educators and meet state education requirements in math, social studies, and language arts.  Volunteers bring this programming to life, building the future of our community and our world by opening minds and creating opportunity. Visit us on the web at
What happens in one corner of the globe can have a significant impact right here in Idaho and we need to be prepared with a well-educated, well prepared workforce. When local companies set out to hire new employees, candidates come from everywhere, not just Idaho. Increasingly, employers value intangible assets such as imagination, problem solving and critical thinking, along with technical skills.
By 2018, 61% of jobs in Idaho (503,000) will require post-secondary education (national average is 63%). Currently, only 34% of Idaho’s population has a credential or degree. (
50th— Idaho ranks 50th in the nation for students graduating college.
49th—  Idaho ranks 49th in school finance, Idaho received an F.
48th—  Idaho ranks 48th among 50 states and District of Columbia on Education Week’s 2016 grading of states in K-12 education, Idaho received a D+.
6th— Idaho ranks 6th in the nation for bankruptcies ages 18-24.
15.1%— The amount of Idahoans living below poverty level. Higher than the national average

We have planned a statewide week of training called The Week of 100 Volunteers! Over 400 teachers have registered for the 2016-2017 school year already so please help us get 100 volunteers signed up across the state during the week of August 8-12. August 8th classes in Pocatello will be @ Marshall Public Library from 10-11 and 2-3 and @ Portneuf District Library at 12-1 and 5-6 please sign up to get your spot today @

Please join us for the August All Member Meeting this Friday, August 5 at the Clarion Inn.  Trade Tables open at 11:30 am and lunch and the meeting begin at noon.  The cost of attendance is $15. RSVP to the Chamber at 233-1525, email Deb at, visit our website at