Ascellon Partners with Junior Achievement to Mentor Youth on Financial Literacy

27 Feb

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Under the leadership of Ascellon Corporation CEO, Sheila Scott, employees from the company facilitated a workshop with students at the Junior Achievement Finance Park, Prince George’s County, Maryland on February 13, 2017.  At the workshop, students from William Wirt Middle School learned about the importance of creating a budget, saving, and investing in a hands-on and fun environment.  Junior Achievement Finance Park is part of Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, an international non-profit founded in 1919 dedicated to preparing youth to become future leaders in a global economy.

The workshop involved using a software simulation program in which students learned how to navigate real-life financial situations. They were taken through exercises based on a given monthly income, create a budget, pay bills and other expenses, and deal with financial emergencies.  Ascellon’s volunteers guided students through the simulations and advised students on how best to budget their monthly incomes, save, and spend.

Ascellon is proud to be of service in our community.  Volunteering to support the mission of Junior Achievement of Greater Washington is one of the ways we hope to make a difference and prepare our students for a competitive economy. For more information about Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, please visit  http://www.myja.org/.

For information about Ascellon in the community and volunteer activities, please email: info@ascellon.com.

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