As the father of twin boys and an accountant by trade, no one understands the importance of starting financial education at a young age more than JA Volunteer Orin Schepps.
"Think long term. The decisions you make today, whether it's studying, spending or working, have a significant impact on your future. There is no substitute for a good work ethic and hustle!"
This is the advice Julie Simmons gives to the next generation. And it's the same advice that was passed down to her from a young age.
Last week, Junior Achievement® honored two of its dedicated partners, Capital One and Bank of America, with a 2014-2015 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award. Capital One and Bank of America were two of just 60 organizations nationwide that were chosen for this award. The organizations receiving the awards provided JA® with significant volunteer resources during the 2014-15 school year. The awards were presented at a gala dinner on March 8 in New York City in conjunction with JA®’s quarterly national board of directors meeting.
As a sixth grader, it can be easy to feel confused or lost when first exposed to financial concepts such as taxes, interest, budgeting, 401ks, and insurance. After all, these are concepts that many adults struggle to fully wrap the minds around. But imagine being introduced to these topics in a language you are just learning to speak. For one Ridgeview Middle School student, this is exactly the predicament in which he found himself.
A recent article in Forbes written by Chris Myers, Cofounder and CEO of BodeTree, accentuates the invaluable role a mentor can play in shaping a young professionals future. In the article, Myers notes the many benefits mentorship can offer, from both personal and professional guidance, to business opportunities, leads and connections.