Junior Achievement Guam Partners With Bank of Hawaii to Teach “JA More Than Money”

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Hagatna, Guam – Junior Achievement of Guam announced today that they successfully implemented and completed a JA More Than Money Program®  in partnership with Bank of Hawaii volunteers. 

  JA More Than Money teaches students about earning, spending, sharing, and saving money. It also identifies businesses that students can start or jobs they can perform to earn money. Students play a game to better understand the role and importance of money in their lives.

Bank of Hawaii recruited 23 employee’s to teach money management skills to over 200 fifth grade students at M.U. Lujan Elementary, Inarajan Elementary and J.Q. San Miguel Elementary schools.  

Beth Lizama, Executive Director of Junior Achievement of Guam, said, “The students learned valuable skills that they can apply to their daily lives.  They were engaged in activities that taught them how to arrive at Smart money decisions.  She added, on behalf of the JA Board, thank you to Bank of Hawaii, students, parents and the teachers and administrators at all three schools who helped make this program successful”.