Primerica Intern Day at JA Discovery Center

July 13 was Primerica Intern Day at the Junior Achievement Discovery Center – a special center located in Gwinnett County that teaches young people about personal finance, budgeting and entrepreneurship.

As part of a partnership project with The Primerica Foundation, 15 high school and college students who intern at the Primerica Home Office in Duluth spent half a day learning what the Discovery Center is all about.

The interns toured the facility and participated in a simulation project where they created budgets and applied for loans with the help of JA staff and Primerica Home Office volunteers.

The budgeting exercise helped give intern Thomas Kruegler a good idea of the average monthly costs he’ll have to meet in the near future, he said.

“This has been very helpful,” he added.

Intern Stefani Reed said the experience helped put the term “financial literacy” into perspective.

All of the interns shared that none of them were exposed to such a high level of financial education when they were in middle or high school.

“In high school, I was always complaining about how I was never studying anything that was going to benefit me in life,” said intern Thomas Swift. “I wish I would have had this.”

Although the Discovery Center currently serves Gwinnett County middle school students, the day’s events aimed to give the interns an idea of how businesses and nonprofits work together and hands-on volunteer experience at the center.

Watch this video to learn more about Primerica and JA.


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