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May 7, 2018

Grow Financial Volunteers With Junior Achievement’s BizTown

We’re growing students’ knowledge of the business world! Volunteers organized by the Grow Financial Foundation partnered with Junior Achievement to help fifth-grade students through their BizTown program.

BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town. This popular program allows elementary school students to operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks, and vote for mayor. The program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world.

One of Grow Financial’s Market Managers, Janie Rios, helped to coordinate the volunteers to guide students during the simulation day.

“Participating in events such as JA Biztown play a positive part in developing today’s youth,” Rios said. “Assisting in the growth of the children have a priceless effect on tomorrow’s future in more ways than we can imagine.”

Junior Achievement’s purpose is just that—to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Sally Eidge, VP of Capstone at Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay, Inc., knows that volunteers from the community are an important part of making that happen.

“The JA BizTown program cannot function without a volunteer component,” Eidge said. “Volunteers from financial institutions have great insight that they can share with the students. The Grow Financial volunteers were engaged and patient with the students going through the program and definitely contributed to the success of the day.”

The Grow Financial Foundation is proud to offer volunteers to support initiatives like Junior Achievement’s BizTown and many other worthy causes in local communities.

“Reaching out to the community allows us the opportunity to have a direct impact with both the people and businesses around us,” Rios said.

For more information about how you can support Junior Achievement, visit their website.


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