Georgia Power storefront opens in new interactive Junior Achievement facility
Exhibit offers students real-world exposure to business, finance, and careers
ATLANTA, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today the opening of its storefront in the new Junior Achievement Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center located within the Georgia World Congress Center. The storefront provides a dynamic learning experience including interactive displays and demonstrations designed to educate students on the power industry. Elements integrated into the storefront include energy generation and the power grid, energy efficiency, Georgia Power careers and customer programs such as My Power Usage, an online tool which helps customers better manage their energy costs.
Georgia Power's participation in the Discovery Center is part of a three-year partnership with Junior Achievement and underscores the longstanding relationship between the company and the organization.
"Georgia Power is pleased to be a part of the new Discovery Center in Atlanta," said Pedro Cherry, vice president of community and economic development for Georgia Power and board member of Junior Achievement of Georgia. "This innovative approach to fiscal and business education will serve the children of metro Atlanta well and help develop a future workforce that will be ready to successfully manage personal finances, identify entrepreneurial opportunities and allow Georgia to compete globally."
The Discovery Center is part of a larger Junior Achievement initiative for metro Atlanta students consisting of a four-week classroom curriculum culminating with real-world simulations at the center. The Discovery Center includes two interactive venues: JA Finance Park, presented by SunTrust, where students experience their personal financial futures, including job, income, education and family scenarios, and JA BizTown, a simulated macro-economy where students can take on the roles of employee, taxpayer and consumer.
In partnership with Atlanta Public Schools, DeKalb County Schools, Fulton County Schools and Marietta City Schools, the experience is expected to serve more than 30,000 middle school students annually beginning in September. For more information about Junior Achievement Georgia and the Discovery Center, visit www.georgia.ja.org.
About Georgia Power
Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), one of the nation's largest generators of electricity. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Consistently recognized as a leader in customer service, Georgia Power was recently ranked highest in overall business customer satisfaction among large utilities in the South by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower) and Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower).
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