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Lake Charles, LA, June 11, 2012 –CITGO Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex employees volunteered to teach Junior Achievement courses to students at CITGO Partner in Education Sulphur High School during the Spring semester. 

The classes were taught during the months of February, March and April 2012 and included courses about Careers with a Purpose and Personal Finance. Approximately 50 students from grades 10-12 participated. During the classes, students were also taught about business and free enterprise, and the benefits and rewards of hard work, sound financial decision making, and the impact of caring role models. 

Founded in 1919, Junior Achievement is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement uses hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life and it is financed by businesses, foundations, government entities and individuals. Junior Achievement brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential and offering them preparation for life after high school. 

CITGO Lake Charles is very active in supporting education at all levels in Calcasieu Parish. In addition to the benefits seen by our local schools as a result of the economic impact to the city we provide, CITGO has participated as a partner in the Calcasieu Parish school system ""Partners in Education"" program since 1988.

CITGO continues to look for opportunities to promote education and volunteerism through serving its four Partners in Education schools: E.K. Key Elementary School, Sulphur High School, Sulphur High School 9th Grade Campus and the Calcasieu Career Center.

CITGO also supports McNeese State University with a regular endowment to the colleges of Business and Engineering. The Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex is also a strong supporter of Sowela Technical College and its process technology degree program which is a vital resource for us in hiring qualified operators.

 

 

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CONTACT:

Dana Keel

Government & Public Affairs Manager

(o)337-708-8039

(c)337-515-5847

dankeel@citgo.com

 

 

 CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products.  The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

 

For more information visit www.citgo.com.

 

 

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