There’s a reason why auto dealer Geoff Pohanka’s voice had an added edge July 11 when he spoke of the value of a program like Junior Achievement.
The Comcast Foundation recently announced that it has awarded $265,000 in grants to 16 nonprofit organizations across the Washington, D.C. metro area in 2017. The grants help grow the impact of programs aimed at expanding digital literacy, promoting service and mentoring tomorrow’s leaders.
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington is among the many local organizations that are making a significant difference in the community and were supported by the Comcast Foundation this year. Comcast is dedicated to working with organizations like JA to shape the future of the areas its employees, customers and friends and families live in.
Pepco and Washington Gas have joined forces to expand their partnership with Junior Achievement of Greater Washington.
In addition to serving as the Home Utilities Storefront Partner at JA Finance Park® Prince George’s County, Pepco and Washington Gas will now do the same at JA's forthcoming JA Finance Park in Montgomery County.
Under the leadership of Ascellon Corporation CEO, Sheila Scott, employees from the company facilitated a workshop with students at the Junior Achievement Finance Park, Prince George’s County, Maryland on February 13, 2017. At the workshop, students from William Wirt Middle School learned about the importance of creating a budget, saving, and investing in a hands-on and fun environment. Junior Achievement Finance Park is part of Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, an international non-profit founded in 1919 dedicated to preparing youth to become future leaders in a global economy.
ICIEF’s partnership with Junior Achievement (JA) includes an educational exhibit and interactive game at JA’s Finance Park locations in Fairfax County, VA, and Prince George’s County, MD. JA’s Finance Park program consists of a 14-lesson classroom curriculum for middle school students that develops a foundation in personal finance education, with a day-long culminating experience at Finance Park. There, students put their new skills to the test in a digital, 21st century, innovative learning environment. The “mini-city” houses a variety of storefronts and kiosks, correlating to the personal budget lines each student must manage during their JA Finance Park visit. ICIEF’s “Investing Road Trip” exhibit provides an interactive experience for students to learn more about how saving and investing can help them reach long-term goals.
GEICO has recently agreed to expand their partnership with Junior Achievement of Greater Washington to serve as the JA Finance Park® Insurance storefront partner in the forthcoming JA Finance Park Montgomery County, opening in 2018. In addition to committing to the new JA Finance Park Montgomery County partnership, GEICO has renewed their investment as the Insurance storefront partner at JA Finance Park® Prince George's County.
Courtney Houston, an eight-grader at Dwight Eisenhower Middle School in Laurel, walked into the Junior Achievement Finance Park in Landover Thursday morning for a school field trip. For the next four hours, Houston said, she would take on the financial responsibilities of an adult with her own simulated credit score, career and salary, spouse, children and debt history.