“So how’s your biz? Mine has a LOT of paperwork,” read a memo from one fifth-grade CEO to another during Tuesday’s JA BizTown event in Auburn, Wash. Representatives of Woodstone, Harborstone and the NWCUA were on hand as volunteers.
More than 20 volunteers from Portland-area credit unions teamed up to mentor 70 fourth and fifth graders for a day at Junior Achievement BizTown. For the students, it was a real-life financial responsibility lesson.
Junior Achievement BizTown and Finance Park are living examples of the credit union commitment to financial literacy education. Credit union volunteers are invited to three rewarding April events to give students “real life” money lessons.
Portland area credit unions are being invited to unite as volunteers for a day at Junior Achievement’s BizTown. The event allows staff from competing credit unions to work together as they help students put their financial literacy skills to work.