Renewed Partnership Brings 1,718 Coronado Students JA's Programs
Junior Achievement (JA) announces a renewed partnership with the Coronado Unified School District. The collaboration brings JA’s financial literacy program to 1,718 students across the District.
The partnership was celebrated with a press conference at Silver Strand Elementary on Wednesday, November 29 with community leaders, Mayor Richard Bailey, District Superintendent, Karl Mueller, Silver Strand Elementary Principal, Tammy Marble, Coronado Junior Woman’s Club (CJWC) President, Sara Stillman and Junior Achievement's President and CEO, Marla Black.
The panel shared the importance of preparing and inspiring the next generation of Coronado’s leaders to succeed in today's global economy. Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) is unique in that 39 percent of the students are military dependent.
“While the military students and families at CUSD are incredibly resilient, transitioning into a new school district can be difficult and challenging at any grade level. Our partnership with Junior Achievement will help us ensure all of our students have access to the highest quality curriculum so they can succeed in today’s global economy," said Karl Mueller, Superintendent at Coronado Unified School District.
The financial support from Coronado Junior Woman’s Club (CJWC) allows JA programs to be delivered to the schools. The curriculum prepare for the real world by teaching them how to get job, start a business and manage money.
“We share JA’s passion for inspiring youth to dream for a bigger and brighter future. For this reason, we are playing a key role to bring our students JA’s financial literacy programs so they are ready to compete in today's rapidly changing business environment,” said Sara Stillman, President at Coronado Junior Woman’s Club.
The renewed partnership comes at a time when nearly half of all teens do not know how to create a simple budget or think it is important to save their money.
“We are delighted to have students from the Coronado School District participating in Junior Achievement programs. This partnership provides our students with the opportunity to become financially literate and to develop entrepreneurial skills that will help them see the direct connections between their education and being successful in their future pursuits,” said Tammy Marble, Principal at Silver Strand Elementary & Preschool.