American Honda Finance Corporation partnered with JA USA to bring JA programs to thousands of students. JA of Chicago was one of the grantees. Honda’s grant sponsored 5 JA programs at Elgin High School, including JA Personal Finance. Here is what some of the educators had to say about JA and this impactful program:
“I would definitely volunteer with JA again. I love the content and have no doubt there will be some students who will remember this program in their later years.”
“The Junior Achievement program gives young people something a school curriculum does not….practical economic and financial lessons and tools that will help them make decisions that will have a lasting impact on their life. I wish we had these programs where I attended school.”
“I had the pleasure of attending all of the sessions that my company hosted and my absolute favorite session was the one where they had to plan a party. The students soon learned the hard lesson of having their budget slashed because of an unexpected expense. It was fun seeing how creative they could be with their new budget and party planning. The program really brings to light the importance of finance to kids that are about to go off into the world. If my company offers the opportunity I would definitely participate again.”
Thank you to American Honda Finance Corporation and Elgin High School for partnering with JA to empower the future!