SAN DIEGO, June 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty San Diego-based employees from Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI) and its academic institution, Ashford University, partnered with Junior Achievement of San Diego County to teach financial literacy concepts to elementary school students during a "JA Teach Day" event on June 7. The event, held at Foster Elementary School in San Diego, Calif., marks the 10th consecutive year Bridgepoint and Ashford have supported Junior Achievement as part of the "JA Teach Day" event.
"JA Teach Day" is a Junior Achievement-sponsored program designed to introduce young students to economic concepts through engaging themes and lesson plans. Students are encouraged to consider career interest, economics, on-the-job thinking and the activities involved in a day in the workplace. Bridgepoint and Ashford volunteers were assigned a grade level and given material geared toward those students.
"We share Bridgepoint Education's passion for inspiring youth to dream for a bigger and brighter future," said Marla Black, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of San Diego County. "We are grateful for their commitment year after year to deliver JA's financial literacy programs to help our students succeed beyond the classroom."
To learn more about Junior Achievement of San Diego County, visit www.jasandiego.org.
About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement (JA) programs empower young people to own their economic success. Our goal is to get kids real-world ready by showing them how to get a job, start a business and how to manage their money. JA is celebrating a historic milestone of reaching one million students since the branch opened in 1950. Home to the popular McGrath Family JA BizTown and Mission Fed JA Finance Park, JA of San Diego will reach 81,000+ youth from 32 school districts during the 2017-18-calendar school year. JA San Diego receives support from more than 6,300 volunteers annually, including 48 board members, and has a staff of 30 and a budget of $4 million. For the latest news and information, visit: jasandiego.org
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or www.facebook.com/BridgepointEducation.
About Ashford University
Where heritage meets innovation – that's Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associates, bachelor's, and master's degree programs online, allowing students to balance life by providing the flexibility to do school work anywhere, anytime. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu, www.facebook.com/ashforduniversity, or www.twitter.com/AshfordU.
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