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It’s that time of year again. Yellow buses abound and children are headed back to the classroom. While this can be an exciting time (for both children and parents), starting a new grade and getting back into an academic state of mind can be taxing. Here are few tips to make the start of the school year a good one:

  • Talk it up! Some kids can’t wait to be back in school with their friends while others bemoan the fact that summer is coming to an end. One way to make your kids excited about going back to school is to talk about it in a positive way. Build excitement about the next grade, new teachers or perhaps a new school. Anticipation goes a long way so give them reasons to be psyched!
  • Get oriented. Attend open houses to meet teachers, any summer play dates or activities that might be scheduled and ask for a tour of the school if your child is a new student. The more your child knows about what his or her school year will look like, the less nervous he or she will be.
  • Stock up on school supplies. Check local papers for sales on back to school supplies and stock up if the deals are good. Odds are, the supplies on the initial list won’t last an entire school year, so grab some extras while prices are low. To give your child a sense of choice and ownership, make picking out school supplies a special event and let him or her pick up one or two inexpensive “extras.”
  • Get back on schedule. A week before school starts, try to get your kids back on a bedtime and wake up schedule. This will make things easier when the alarm sounds on the first day of school.
  • Prep the night before. Take the stress out of the mornings by preparing the night before. Pack backpacks and lunches. Choose an outfit for the following day. These small acts can save a lot of time on frantic mornings.
  • Keep the lines of communication open. In addition to finding out what your child did at school that day and what he or she learned, also ask questions about their friends and relationships. Talk to them about bullying and what to do if they experience it or see it happening to someone else. Let them know that they can come to you or another trusted adult if they have problems.

New Year, Fresh Start
Each new school year is an opportunity to make a fresh start, make new friends and learn new things. Being organized is key to managing the stress of juggling so many different aspects of family life. Now is the time to make a fresh start and make a plan you can stick to!

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Primerica is in the business of education – it’s the foundation of everything we do for families. A solid financial education is the key to making better choices! So it’s only natural that when we have the chance to help the next generation get a good head start on the future of their dreams, we want to be involved.

In April, Primerica awarded funds to The GIVE Center West and 18 Gwinnett County Public Schools (where our Executive Offices are based) to support their Advanced Placement exam programs. Read the full article here.



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In its second run at providing clean water and other relief to citizens of earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the organizers of the 2012 Primerica African American Leadership Council National Conference rallied the meeting’s more than 5,000 registered attendees to donate $20,000 to the this important cause.

Through its Lights on Haiti campaign, the organization accepted donations in exchange for a neon-colored flashlight to acknowledge those who are helping to keep a spotlight on an area that is still in desperate need of help. Because of contributions from the 2011 conference, Saint Pierre School in Mirebalais now has a water filtration system. The 1,050 student enrolled there can now drink clean water. Now, Children at Caprofors School, also in Mirebalais, will enjoy clean, safe water, as well.

The charitable efforts during the AALC National Conference are just a part of the weekend. Primerica representatives descended on Atlanta to participate in motivational workshops and performance recognition, too. As usual, representatives were inspired to register for the 2013 conference. Nearly 6,000 tickets have already been sold! For information on the Primerica African American Leadership Council, email


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Changing lives is what Primerica is all about – and that philosophy doesn’t extend just to the families our reps help to get back on track financially. The Primerica Home Office here in Georgia recently donated $10,000 to the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund Inc. to help enrich the education of children in Gwinnett.

This donation will support academic and college access programs for low to middle income students across the school district.

“Primerica is proud to be a partner with the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund,” says Anne Soutter, Vice President, Primerica Community and Foundation Relations. “Our goal is to make an investment in education for this county, and to be a part of the development of our future community and business leaders – our students.”

Primerica has a long, proud history of community involvement. Since 2000, the Citi Foundation, through Primerica, has contributed more than $300,000 to Gwinnett County Schools and Programs. Additionally, Primerica employees have donated hundreds of volunteer hours each year in service to the Berkmar Cluster Mentoring Program.

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