Financial Lessons Learned at Finance Park
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF SOUTHERN NEVADA ANNOUNCES SPONSORS FOR 2018 FINANCE PARK FACILITY THAT WILL OPEN FOR THE 5TH YEAR
LAS VEGAS (January 8, 2018) – Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada has announced the sponsors for the 2018 Capital One/Junior Achievement Finance Park facility that will re-open for the 5th consecutive year from January 17 to March 23, to service approximately 4,500 Clark County students in grades 8-12. The facility will be located at the Las Vegas Library – 833 Las Vegas Blvd, N. Las Vegas, NV 89101.
In addition to the multimillion dollar commitment from Capital One, sponsors for the 2018 facility include: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, State of Nevada Office of the State Treasurer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Windsong Trust, Keyser Foundation, North Las Vegas Chamber Foundation, Las Vegas Rotary Club, Pinnacle Entertainment, Sutherland Global, Ovation Property Management, NV Energy, Southwest Gas, Charles Schwab, WalMart, Allstate Insurance Company, and Walker Furniture.
“The sponsor contributions to Finance Park will provide Clark County Junior Achievement students with a unique, hands-on opportunity to learn about life’s financial realities,” said Caitlin Shea, Director of Development at Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada. “We are extremely grateful for the support of our generous sponsors for contributing to the educational growth of students in Southern Nevada.”
Finance Park will provide students with the hands-on opportunity to learn about the financial realities of life by visiting the small-scale mock city. Through interactive simulations, students will be assisted by their teachers and more than 400 trained volunteers, to use what they have learned in the classroom and apply those teachings to experience the challenges of making financial decisions while staying within a specified budget.
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Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, Inc. was founded locally in 1996. The current local programs span grades K-12, with age-appropriate curricula. At the elementary level, students learn about their roles as individuals, workers and consumers while focusing on key life skills like the importance of saving, and the difference between wants and needs. Middle and high school students learn about key economic principals, workforce issues they will face, personal budgeting and credit.
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