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Junior Achievement

Bowl-A-Thon: Employees from Foundation Financial Group hit the bowling lanes June 3 to raise money for Junior Achievement of the Central Carolinas, which provides business education programs in elementary grades through high school.

Junior Achievement connects volunteers with students through in-class activities, school programs, after-school programs and workplace experiences.

"Organizations such as Junior Achievement give students valuable exposure to the business community through mentoring programs, so it's a great cause we are pleased to support," said Mark J. Scarrow, senior vice president and district general manager for Foundation Financial Group's Charlotte center.

For information on Junior Achievement visit For information on Foundation Financial Group, visit

Volunteers needed

Fall fundraiser: Jacob's Ladder Job Center needs volunteers for their fall event to raise funds necessary in training and preparing underprivileged individuals to join the workforce.

The event will be 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at 1327 S. Mint St. Volunteers are needed in several areas. Details: or 704-714-4051 ext. 1001.