A youth organization centered around providing young people with skills for economic success announced the grand re-opening of BECU storefronts at its facility in Auburn.
Junior Achievement of Washington (JA), part of a worldwide organization “dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices,” announced that the BECU storefronts will open May 6 in two parts of the JA World facility in Auburn: JA BizTown and JA Finance Park.
The public is invited to join the celebration of the storefront openings. The event is 10-11 a.m., May 6 at JA World, 1610 Perimeter Road SW, Auburn.
Last year, more than 18,000 students visited JA World for hands-on learning activities, to explore careers, to build personal budgets and to run businesses as teams, according to a press release. JA BizTown offers programming for fourth- through six-graders, allowing them to operate and patronize 21 public and private businesses in an indoor city setup.
Middle school and high school students at JA Finance Park study personal financial management in a classroom setting, then apply them in a business park setting with up to 14 local businesses represented.
BECU is Junior Achieve of Washington’s “official statewide financial literacy partner,” and helps support the organization’s programs throughout the state. The credit union’s support includes sponsorships for JA Finance Park mobile, multiple JA Special Events, and JA World. Another way BECU supports JA is through a support program known as “BECU Saves,” in which the credit union provides a $1,000 donation to JA every time a Seattle Mariners pitcher generates a save at T-Mobile Park.