Georgia United Credit Union recently held a ribbon cutting at a unique and educational storefront.
The Georgia United branch has officially opened at the Mike and Lynn Cottrell Junior Achievement Discovery Center at North Georgia. The storefront is part of a simulated economy where middle school students take active roles to learn how to manage their personal finances and how to run a business.
“We’re excited to work with the students at this new location and help them understand how to use classroom concepts in real-world situations,” said Debbie Smith, Georgia United president and CEO. “Giving the students the opportunity to apply their knowlede while making independent decisions empowers them to believe in themselves and to make positive choices later in life.”
The JA Discovery Center is a collection of storefronts and classrooms that provides middle school students the opportunity to take part in simulated economies to learn financial concepts while increasing their communication and creative thinking skills. In addition to the storefront, Georgia United also sponsors the Discovery Center’s board room and learning hub, where volunteers meet to prepare for the students arrival.
The new JA Discovery Center anticipates serving 15,000 students from schools in Calhoun City, Dawson County, Forsyth County, Gainseville City, Hall COunty and Lumpkin County
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