Sanibel resident Steve Brown, Jr. and the Madden Research Loop has taught Economics for Success, a Junior Achievement program to eighth graders at The Sanibel School. The students learn about personal finance and the importance of identifying education and career goals based on the student's skills, interests and values. It also demonstrates the economic benefits of staying in school. Junior Achievement's goal is to reach more students in the Sanibel school system.
This year, Brown - also a Junior Achievement board member - is participating in the Junior Achievement "Leaders on the Green" Golf Tournament, to be held on Oct. 14 at The Sanctuary Golf Club.
"This charity golf tournament has been in existence since 2006, with a total of more than $314,000 raised for Junior Achievement to date," said D. Michael Sherman, CEO/Chairman of Dawson Companies and tournament chair. "This event continues to be strongly supported by individuals and the business community even during the challenging economic times to support the economic education of students."
The event continues to be an exclusive, team limited client entertainment and networking event.
For additional information about the 2010 Junior Achievement Leaders on the Green sponsorships or golf team opportunities, or about teaching in the classroom, contact M. J. Scarpelli at 239-225-2590 or firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.JASWFL.org online for additional program information.
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network of current and retired business community leaders, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for students. There is a focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on global economics and financial literacy. In 2010, more than 10,000 students in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties were reached and taught the "economics of life." Today, 382,637 Junior Achievement USA volunteers teach 403,849 classes to 9,866,143 students a yearThat's 27,030 students a day and nearly 1,126 students every hour who become empowered to their own economic success!