Advisors Excel Hosts Personal Finance Day with Junior Achievement of Kansas for Boys and Girls Club of Topeka
Lindsay Freeman, AE Director of Community Engagement, noted, “Your financial health really matters, so we are hoping today that we are inspiring them to prepare for their future.”
Four employees from Advisors Excel taught the JA Personal Finance program at the event held at AE’s campus on Tuesday June 18. The employees included Laura Biesemeyer, LeAnne Rodriguez, John Imming and Ashley Mayer.
The sessions focused on employment and income, budgeting, savings and credit / debt. Throughout the day, students were able to create a budget, manage savings and emergency fund allocation and learn about the real- world implications of credit decisions.
Marcus Clark, Teen Services Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Topeka, shared with the students the real-world impact of JA programming. “A student that I know who had the programming took the information home to his parents and now manages his family’s budget,” shared Clark.
Junior Achievement of Kansas partners with businesses throughout the year to provide onsite programming for students.
About Junior Achievement of Kansas
Junior Achievement (JA) of Kansas inspires and prepares young people with the skills they need to succeed in a global economy. Collaborating with the business and educational community, JA of Kansas provides relevant, hands-on experiences that give students knowledge and skills based on the three pillars of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. JA of Kansas serves nearly 28,000 children statewide. To learn more about JA of Kansas, visit www.kansasja.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.