JA BizTown Instills in Students the Importance of Saving

Junior Achievement of South Central Pennsylvania's Senior Program Manager, Mary Reinhard, recently had one of those moments we all like to experience: the expression of gratitude from a parent. Tom Russell, president at JA of South Central Pennsylvania in York, shared this heartwarming story.

\Mary received a note from Tammy Zeaser, the mother of JA BizTown student, Matthew. Tammy, who is also a third grade teacher in Mechanicsburg, Penn., wrote, "Matthew is going to JA Biztown today-can I just say this has to be the coolest thing ever?"

The note continued with Tammy talking about how excited the students were and how they talked about net pay, what to save, spend, and even about their future careers. Tammy said she has had conversations with the students and her son about money and the economy.

"(My son) is finally getting the importance of saving," Tammy wrote. "We've tried to preach that to him for years but now that Junior Achievement and his peers are talking about it, he's interested!"Tammy said she?s sure the memory of Junior Achievement experience was a great way to end the children's school years.

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