MLG Makes Positive Impact On Young Minds At The Junior Achievement (JA) Of South Florida Inc’s Finance Park
By: Staff - July 17, 2018
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill
It is important to the team at Morris Law Group to do what we can to make a positive impact in our communities. Each year, our firm undertakes a number of charitable endeavors. One of the most notable activities that we are involved in every year is the JA Finance Park.
In May 2018, our attorneys Stuart Morris, Greg Bloshinsky, Michael Gross, Joshua Glaser and Michael Wargon along with our staff, participated in the Junior Achievement (JA) of South Florida Inc’s Finance Park as “business owners”. Every year, our firm is offered the chance to interact with the students directly and help them work through their budgeting process. It is always astonishing and fun to watch young minds work through real life financial situations.
JA Finance Park impacts over 150,000 middle school students annually by teaching through real-life experience. Students from local middle schools across the country are taught the concepts of personal financial management in the classroom. Then, on their trip to JA Finance Park, they apply those concepts in a real-life business environment.
Each student creates a lifestyle budget where they have to factor in things such as real estate, cars, food budgets, entertainment budgets, the stock market and utilities by visiting the 16 businesses located within Finance Park. As they go through their “day”, they have to decide on how much they can spend each month on housing, food, clothing and even charity based on their own individualized lifestyle. Their individualized budget must be balanced by the end of their day at Finance Park.
JA Finance Park’s mission, using activities such as this one, is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. It’s not an easy task, but it’s the kind of challenge that JA takes on with creative energy, fervor, and decisive action, and the Morris Law Group team is more than honored to be able to help.
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