Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay Offers International Business Education to Local Middle School Students
JA Global Marketplace® program will be offered at Tampa Bay area schools,
thanks to grant from HSBC
Tampa Bay, FL— Local students will spend time immersed in various global cultures learning how they impact the global economy as part of JA Tampa Bay’s ongoing curriculum. These lessons will be taught through the updated JA Global Marketplace® program, utilizing both in-classroom JA volunteers and JA’s digital curriculum, thanks to a generous grant from HSBC Bank USA, N.A. (HSBC).
JA Global Marketplace® is designed to provide practical information to middle school students about the key aspects of the global economy, what makes world trade work and how trade affects students’ daily lives. On day one, students learn how technology affects international business and by the last day, students have an understanding of trade, global workforce, business ethics, trade barriers and currency and exchange rates.
“With international commerce playing such an important role in our daily lives, this is an exciting time to teach students about the global economy and what it means for our country and the world,” said Richard George, President of Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay. “This updated JA Global Marketplace® program allows students to learn about and understand other cultures; it opens their eyes to new perspectives and helps them understand how we’re all connected through business.”
The revised JA Global Marketplace® is the result of a $2 million investment from HSBC to reach students through Junior Achievement. HSBC has partnered with Junior Achievement since 1942; the partnership is centered on its shared belief in the need to actively prepare and equip future generations to succeed.
“Partnering with Junior Achievement to update JA Global Marketplace® was a natural fit for HSBC. We have offices around the world so we understand the importance of teaching this generation about the global economy and interdependence of the workforce,” said John Warcop, SVP Collections. “Giving students a global education helps them to become well-rounded adults.”
JA Global Marketplace® supports national financial literacy standards, social studies standards of economics and national technology standards. Through the program’s blended learning model, teens have the opportunity for hands-on engagement through interactive media and collaborative tools to explore the global landscape. To learn how to implement this program at your school, contact Carla Prescott, Sr. Education Director, at 813-631-1410 ext. 222 or email at [email protected]
About Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay
Junior Achievement is the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to teaching young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Last year, Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay reached 94,579 students in the Tampa Bay area. Visit jatampabay.org for more information.
About HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
Since 1942, Junior Achievement USA and HSBC have been partners in providing financial education that helps young people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to plan their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. HSBC employees are among Junior Achievement’s corporate and community volunteers who deliver relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. HSBC knows that childhood education is vital to the success of communities and businesses. Together with Junior Achievement, HSBC will continue to empower young people to own their economic success.
HSBC, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, has been connecting Americans to global opportunities since 1865. It serves customers from offices and branches in cities across the US including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Miami, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.
HSBC Bank USA, N.A. provides financial services to individuals and businesses ranging from small enterprises to large multinationals, major governments and corporate and institutional clients worldwide.