We wrapped up this year's 5 week Junior Achievement program last Friday. This year I requested my 5th grade son's class at Hawthorne Elementary School in Kennewick. These kids are in the Dual Language program and most of them have been together since Kindergarten. You couldn't tell, could you? Not only have they learned regular school work in both English and Spanish making them bilingual, bi-literate and bi-cultural, they have acquired lifelong friends, many of them from around the world. Our JA program tied in beautifully as we learned about the importance of lifetime learning to acquire skills required for careers of the future, and how many companies are connected globally in the development and sale of products. As a financial planner I strongly believe in getting kids to be excited about learning, goal setting, and achieving what's important to them. Understanding money and planning for college and careers is a big part of that experience. Thank you Mr. Aparicio and his awesome class of 5th graders. They will be uniquely qualified to meet life's challenges head on!
Angie Furubotten-LaRosee, CFP® is a financial planner who helps regular people with "big picture" planning, focusing on their money and their lives.
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