GM Financial recently received more recognition for its work outside of originating vehicle leases and installment contracts and collecting monthly payments.

The captive for General Motors has been awarded the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award for its commitment to Junior Achievement USA. The company received the award in recognition of its hundreds of employees who volunteered time to Junior Achievement in support of its educational initiatives.

According to a news release, this is the seventh consecutive year that JA has recognized GM Financial for its volunteer efforts.

The award was presented to the company on Feb. 3 during the nationwide JA Volunteer Summit virtual event, which celebrated corporations that promote Junior Achievement’s mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy.

In the past, GM Financial said it has received this award for the more than 5,000 hours that company volunteers served during the school year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, that number was reduced to 1,000 for the 2019-2020 school year.

GM Financial highlighted that its team members volunteered to offer students financial literacy education, help with resumes, career readiness training, mentoring and other forms of assistance.

“This honor is an incredible source of pride for us at GM Financial because it highlights the importance of helping to educate, train and mentor the people who will become the business leaders of tomorrow,” said Mark Bole, chief administrative officer and president of international operations for GM Financial.

“And, it is an important recognition of the time, effort and expertise that our team members throughout the company have dedicated to this mission since the 1990s.” added Bole, a longtime and passionate supporter of Junior Achievement who served for nine years on the board of directors of the organization’s chapter in southeast Michigan.

GM Financial employees in Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina and Texas contributed hundreds of hours, despite the pandemic, to assist with this educational outreach.

The U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award is a presidential recognition program created during President George W. Bush’s administration by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation for people who contribute significant amounts of time for volunteer service.

In 2006, Junior Achievement became an official certifying organization for this award because of its reach and national significance. This certification allows Junior Achievement to honor corporations in the United States that provide volunteers for Junior Achievement anywhere in the world.

The company mentioned that GM Financial employees in Latin America and Chile also volunteer for Junior Achievement programs.