[NEW YORK: NY] – Today, the NYC economic education charity, Junior Achievement of New York, announced it is now accepting Bitcoin donations. JA New York believes expanding its giving options to include Bitcoin acknowledges the changes and innovations shaping an emerging new economy. It also helps to keep Junior Achievement at the forefront of the shifting financial environment of the global economy.
Joseph Peri, president of Junior Achievement of New York said, “By accepting Bitcoin, we are talking in the language of the 21st century global economy. We are also connecting the students we serve to professional role models and career opportunities in the digital economy. We welcome the Bitcoin community to invest in our mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.”
As of today, JA New York’s website is ready to accept Bitcoin donations. We will automatically convert any Bitcoin donations received into U.S. currency. JA New York joins a handful of NY-based charities, like the Foundation for Economic Education, that accept Bitcoin donations.
On January 27, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM, JA New York will host a live Facebook Chat and Q&A with Peter Vessenes, Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation. The live Bitcoin chat will focus on the emergence of digital currencies and their growing influence on the way we do business and live our lives in the 21st Century. To participate in Junior Achievement of New York’s Bitcoin conversation, click here to RSVP. (https://www.facebook.com/events/1440513736164827/) and Like the JA New York community page (http://www.facebook.com/JuniorAchievementofNewYork) #BitcoinConvo.