Junior Achievement Finance Park teaches students how to manage money
Junior Achievement of Tampa to unveil new financial education facility
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay will unveil the new JA Finance Park on Sept. 13.
The JA Finance Park, a collaboration of SunTrust Banks and Hillsborough County Public Schools, will serve more than 13,000 local middle school students annually.
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Tampa’s Muma JA BizTown is a rite of passage field trip for Hillsborough County fifth grade students. It allows kids to try out future jobs by “working” at Publix, Bank of America or even Busch Gardens. It is a bustling interconnected town.
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A capital campaign for JA Finance Park presented by SunTrust has topped the $6 million mark. Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay used a complex New Markets Tax Credits financing facility that bridged pledges to date with tax equity, to get a $1.4 million benefit, a press release said.
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Junior Achievement will use its grant dollars to continue supporting the “Sharks” entrepreneurial after school program for kids at Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School in North Tampa and Hillsborough Community College in Brandon.