Nearly 200 employees from Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) and its academic institution, Ashford University, teamed up and hit the bowling lanes to raise $7,100 for Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties.
“The bowl-a-thon was not only a fun event that encouraged teambuilding among our employees but, more importantly, it also raised money for a great organization that supports programs for San Diego students,” said Jennifer Love Bruce, associate vice president of Community Relations at Bridgepoint Education. “The focus of Junior Achievement aligns with Bridgepoint’s focus on education and youth in its philanthropic efforts.”
The disco-themed event, dubbed “Bowl Train,” took place Thursday, March 29, at San Diego’s Mira Mesa Lanes. A total of 180 bowlers on 41 teams participated, and each bowler was required to raise a minimum of $25 for Junior Achievement.
Bridgepoint’s event was part of a larger bowl-a-thon effort for Junior Achievement. This year marked Junior Achievement’s 27th year holding the bowl-a-thon, the organization’s largest annual fundraiser in San Diego and Imperial Counties. All proceeds, which are expected to exceed $100,000 this year, will ensure that more than 40,000 school children will receive Junior Achievement’s programs.
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. It organizes in-school programs where business leaders are invited to speak directly to children in classrooms. Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties also maintains the BizTown facility where students run businesses and hold civic positions in a mock city. Junior Achievement’s goal is to prepare students for economic achievement and success throughout their lives.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation, Thuze and Waypoint Outcomes, Bridgepoint Education has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. Its accredited institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – embody the contemporary college experience. Ashford University offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs while University of the Rockies offers master’s and doctoral degree programs. Both provide progressive online platforms, as well as traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa (Ashford University), and Colorado Springs, Colorado (University of the Rockies). For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.
About Ashford University
Ashford University is defining the modern college experience by combining the heritage of a traditional campus with the flexibility and effectiveness of online learning. The University provides a vibrant learning community where high-quality programs and leading-edge technology create a dynamic, immersive and stimulating learning experience. Ashford University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org). The University offers practical and progressive associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs online, as well as bachelor’s degree programs at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. Ashford University – where heritage meets innovation. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.
About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties has been working since 1950 to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Bridging education and business, Junior Achievement introduces students to critical career and life skills, providing volunteers with the tools and training to reach K-12 students during the school year. Junior Achievement’s vital curriculum comes alive when volunteers – business leaders, community members and parents – lead innovative, hands-on lessons that introduce students to work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy in a way that helps students set goals and be successful in school and life.