June 30, 2017

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Redskins Rookies Turn to Thomas G. Pullen Middle-Schoolers for Money Advice

Redskins Rookies Turn to Thomas G. Pullen Middle-Schoolers for Money Advice
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The Washington Redskins 2017 rookies pose for a group photo with the group of Thomas G. Pullen Creative and Performing Arts Academy students at JA Finance Park Prince George’s County in Landover, Md.

On June 2, the Washington Redskins 2017 rookies got a lesson in the importance of budgeting as they joined forces with Thomas G. Pullen Creative and Performing Arts Academy students at JA Finance Park Prince George’s County.

On June 2, Redskins rookies received a crash course in financial literacy by navigating through the JA Finance Park simulation with the help of their student volunteer.

While more than 9,000 Prince George’s County Public Schools students go through the financial management program each year, the Redskins rookies and Pullen Middle School students utilized a modified version of the program for a crash course in financial literacy.

Roles were reversed as student graduates of the program became teachers, and paired up with rookies to help them navigate through different scenarios based on a unique career, salary and life situation.

During Redskins Rookies Day, the rookies were exposed to the realities of creating and sticking to a budget. This program, which is in its second year, not only allows the rookies to reinforce good money habits, but it also allows for the students to expand their leadership skills and experience the JA Finance Park simulation from a different point of view.

Junior Achievement is grateful for this partnership that not only allows the rookies class to reinforce good money habits, but also allows for the students to expand their leadership skills and experience the simulation from a different point of view.

Congratulations Junior Achievement of Greater Washington!