State Farm has deepened its partnership with JA and it's commitment to JA's Finance Park program. Beginning in Fall 2017, JA Finance Park Fairfax County will showcase a three-tiered display to include a “roadmap” of the park and information about State Farm’s safe driving programs and how safe driving and academic achievement can lower insurance rates.
According to the 2016 Fairfax Youth Survey Report, over 60,000 Fairfax County students face depressive symptoms every year, and over one-third of the students reported experiencing a high level of stress in the past month.
When the five students participating in Junior Achievement of Greater Washington’s 2017 JA Company Program came across this statistic, they knew they had found the issue they wanted to address.
For Robinson Secondary School senior Kurien Thomas, signing up for JA Company Program was about achieving a lifelong goal: to be a part of a startup project at an early age.
“The [JA] Company Program was advertised as an experience that would teach me leadership, marketing, sales, financial management, and supply chain management. However, it has done much more than that,” said Kurien. “It has taught me how to be an active community member and a self-made individual with a philanthropic mindset.”
Together, let's inspire this generation to be better prepared for success than any generation in history. Let's prepare them to take on their destiny with passion and confidence. Let's equip them to run businesses, lead nations, make discoveries, and change our world. But most of all, let's give them hope to see what's possible.