Junior Achievement San Diego at University Club

Junior Achievement San Diego at University Club Downtown

The Carmel Valley Life has the chance to work with great organizations, like Junior Achievement San Diego all the time. In this case it’s to make a thank you video to their donors in regard to their new financial park.  Junior Achievement San Diego believes teens and young adults need a strong foundation of financial literacy and sound money management skills to succeed. That’s why they will create JA Finance Park, the “big brother” of their well-known JA BizTown

The JA Finance Park is a hands-on simulation for teens and young adults that enable them to build foundations for making intelligent, lifelong personal finance decisions. It allows students to see, touch and live the experience of personal finance in a real-life setting of stores, shops and financial institutions. It enhances traditional learning and shows its linkage to money management, workforce readiness and lifetime success. It stresses the importance of staying in school, graduating and getting a great job.

Junior Achievements mission is to empower young people to own their economic success. They wish To be recognized by businesses, educators and policy makers around the world as the premier organization for educating children K-12 in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship; and to unite people of all nations around the common goals of creating jobs, building stable economies and providing higher standards of living. Junior Achievement of San Diego was established in 1950 to serve San Diego and Imperial Counties, they currently have 11 full time staff, 17 part time, and 4,800 volunteers. They reach 52,000 students kindergarten through 12th grades. From an idea born at a conference in 1916 dedicated to the advancement of boys’ and girls’, to the creation of the Boys’ and Girls’ Bureau in 1919 which became the Junior Achievement Bureau in 1920, JA has delivered on its promise of hope and opportunity to more than 50 million American youth and millions of additional young people around the world. With close to a century of work, JA continues to reinvent itself and remains pertinent to the advancement of youth in today’s fast-paced world.


Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Santiago BenitoName: Santiago Benito

School: Canyon Crest Academy

Dream: Santiago hopes to one day become a documentary film director and producer.  He also hopes to write and make Hollywood films.

Interests:  He enjoys reading almost as much as he enjoys writing; my favorite book is The Life of Pi by Yann Martel.  Santiago have had an interest in the art of cinema ever since he could remember.  From an early age, Santiago has been mesmerized by the beauty of the lines said and the actors on the big screen.  While many kids have a hard time trying to figure out what they want to do after they get out of school, Santiago knew right off the bat that he wanted to be involved in the world of cinema somehow.  Aside from that, he enjoys playing basketball and spending time with family and friends.  In addition, Santiago is very interested in being involved in things much larger than himself.  For example, he is a part of many non-profit organizations whose goals are to help people and communities all over the world (i.e. Japan, Africa, and the Untied States).

Journey: He was born in San Diego on August 14, 1998 and has had a wonderful life growing up in the Carmel Valley area.


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