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Thanks to the generous support of One San Diego over 100 students from Kimbrough Elementary will receive scholarships to attend the popular McGrath Family JA Biz Town on Friday, June 24

SAN DIEGO- Thanks to the generous support of One San Diego, students from Kimbrough Elementary will receive scholarships to attend the popular McGrath Family JA BizTown on Friday, June 24. Special guest Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and the One San Diego team will be “working” alongside Kimbrough’s 4th and 5th grade students as they are challenged to run the thriving mini-city for the day.

McGrath Family JA BizTown is a 10,000 square foot mini-city where 15,000 fifth graders each year discover how to start and run a profitable business. Located at the Capdevilla Gillespie Center for Junior Achievement in San Diego, students are exposed to four weeks of curriculum in the classroom on how to be a good citizen, how a city’s economy works, how to apply for a job and how to run a successful business. They then put their knowledge into practice by visiting JA BizTown. Each student works a job at one of 21 life-sized San Diego businesses. They earn paychecks, open banking accounts and are challenged to run a profitable business.

WHAT: With the support of One San Diego, more than 100 students from Kimbrough Elementary will be challenged to run and earn a profit at one of the 21 businesses at JA BizTown.

WHO: Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, City of San Diego

One San Diego, Board Members and staff

4th and 5th Grade Students, Kimbrough Elementary School

Marla Black, President & CEO, Junior Achievement of San Diego

WHERE: Junior Achievement of San Diego County
4756 Mission Gorge Place
San Diego, CA 92120
Office: 619.682.5155

WHEN: Friday, June 24 from 12:10 PM – 1:00 PM

VISUALS: Media is invited to interview Mayor Faulconer, One San Diego volunteers, students, teachers about the importance of teaching our students how to get a job, start a business and manage their money.

STATS: Nearly 60 percent of today’s teens don’t think they will be ready to financially support themselves by the time they turn 24, according to a 2014 survey conducted by Junior Achievement USA and Allstate Foundation.

Did you know California received an “F” grade in teaching students about financial literacy? According to 2014 study by the Center for Financial Literacy, California is one of eleven states that have few requirements, or none at all, for personal finance education in our high school.

According to a 2013 survey conducted by Junior Achievement USA and Allstate Foundation, nearly half of all teens don’t know how to create a simple budget.

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POST AUTHOR:
Kristi Zimsky

Kristi Zimsky

PR and Social Media Manager

POSTED JUNE 23,2016