Georgia United Credit Union has entered into their second year as a corporate sponsor of Junior Achievement’s JA BizTown and JA Finance Park at the Junior Achievement Gwinnett Discovery Center in Gwinnett County. The JA Discovery Center at Gwinnett is located in Lawrenceville, GA. JA BizTown creates an unmatched experience where 6th grade students are able to interact within a simulated economy and take on the challenge of fueling a business. Here, students not only discover the abundance of opportunities available within their city. At JA Finance Park students have the rate opportunity to experience their personal financial futures first-hand. Here, 8th grade students participate in an immersive simulation that enables them to develop skills to successfully navigate today’s complex economic environment and discover how decisions today can impact tomorrow.
The JA Discovery Centers at Gwinnett impacted over 27,000 in the GCPS school system and surrounding schools and programs. 4400 volunteers joined us as we created an authentic and relevant learning experience which fueled students fascination and inspired independence. Volunteers serve as professional role models to students leveraging their own life experiences to bring authenticity and credibility to the programs. The simulation also serves as a unique personal and professional development opportunity for volunteers. Georgia United has committed to send team member volunteers on a monthly basis during the 2016 2017 school year.