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Junior Achievement & MassMutual

Teach First Graders

about Building a Better Austin, Tuesday, April 24th, 2014

 

WHAT:   Junior Achievement (JA) of Central Texas announced a grant from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) that will help deliver important personal finance skills to Austin youth. At Wooldridge Elementary School on Tuesday, March 4, MassMutual volunteers from the Austin office of Mass Mutual Southwest (http://southwest.massmutual.com/) taught JA Our Families®, a first grade program that discusses the role of families in the local economy.  The curriculum will include volunteers sharing their personal and professional experiences with students and will be delivered through the JA in a Day format, where all five lessons are taught in one day.

 

Learning to make smart financial decisions early in life can help young people make the transition to higher education and financial independence later in life. Come see how JA and MassMutual are preparing Austin’s children – and capture a few tips for adults also.

  

WHO:         First Grade Students

MassMutual Volunteers

JA of Central Austin

 

WHEN:       Tuesday,  April 24th, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

 

WHERE:     Wooldridge Elementary School

1412 Norseman Terrace Austin, TX 78758

 

MEDIA:       Interviews are available and filming is permitted at the school. Interested media should contact Meghan Lewis at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to coordinate a visit.

 

OTHER:      Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and communities volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.4 million students per year in 118 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.7 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.

 

CONTACT: Meghan Lewis, Porter Novelli, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it