You’re Never Too Young to Learn About Budgeting Thanks To Junior Achievement Financial Literacy Day
- May 4, 2010
About 1,000 East Baton Rouge Parish School System students learned about careers and budgeting in the read world on April 28 during the Society of Louisiana CPAs’ (LCPA) and Junior Achievement (JA) Greater Baton Rouge & Acadiana’s third annual Financial Literacy Day. CPAs and other volunteers gave students a strong foundation in finance decision making by teaching them about work readiness, entrepreneurship and money management through age-appropriate, hands-on activities. At Riveroaks Elementary School, district Superintendent John Dilworth (right) helped first grader Nakia Okotcha (left) with her lesson.
East Baton Rouge Parish/City Mayor-President “Kip” Holden proclaimed the day LCPA-JA Financial Literacy Day in an effort to encourage all Baton Rouge citizens to do their part in helping children succeed as future members of the local and global economy. April was National Financial Literacy Month. On April 28, more than 5,500 students across Louisiana spent the day participating in JA activities. For more information, contact Kathy Arnes with JA at (225) 928-7008.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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