O’FALLON – For decades, Ed True has been volunteering to mentor future business leaders thorugh the Junior Achivement of Southwestern Illinois.
True began donating his time and knowledge in 1975. He started teaching Project Business to area middle school students. Since then, Ed has taught the Junior Achievement program at St. Clare Catholic School and is now teaching the children of the original students he started with at St. Clare.
Additionally, Ed has served as an Advisory Board member for Junior Achievement in Southwestern Illinois and as a board member for Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis.
At the January O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce Business over Breakfast, Carol Bouche from Junior Achievement presented an award to True in honor of his dedciation and service tothe organization.
“I’ve gotten so much back from the kids and the program,” True said.