COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 18, 2017 Pepper Construction will host the 8th Annual Casino Night benefitting Junior Achievement (JA) of Central Ohio. For the first time, Pepper will be joined by a second presenting sponsor, Abercrombie and Fitch. Pepper Construction and Abercrombie and Fitch are partnering with more than 50 leading businesses, including several of central Ohio's largest employers, to raise funds for Junior Achievement (JA) of Central Ohio. Since its inception, the event has raised funds to support more than 5,000 students benefitting from JA programs, and this year's event will increase that number by thousands.
Last year, JA of Central Ohio's programs grew 11.5% to reach more than 21,800 elementary, middle, and high school students across central Ohio. JA uses a model of experiential learning focused on financial literacy, entrepreneurial skills, and workplace readiness to build confidence and inspire students so they not only envision what their future looks like, but gain the skills necessary to achieve that vision. The JA BizTown® program, in particular, provides 4th through 6th grade students with a realistic opportunity to experience how basic economic concepts are applied in the real world. Students operate businesses including retail stores, manufacturing shops, media outlets, utility services, restaurants, banks, and even City Hall – learning first-hand what it takes to create and run a business, as well as personally earn and manage money. Read more about JA BizTown in central Ohio here.
To register or sponsor Casino Night 2017, please visit the event's website for more details.
About Junior Achievement of Central Ohio
Junior Achievement (JA) of Central Ohio is an affiliate of JA USA – the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan 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 kids from kindergarten to high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness. JA of Central Ohio was founded in 1950 as one of only nine affiliates in Ohio, maintaining a long history of leadership in the state's education community. In the 2015-2016 school year JA of Central Ohio delivered more 928 JA classes to over 21,800 students across 14 Ohio counties. Visit www.jacols.org for more information.
About Pepper Construction Group
Pepper Ohio is part of Pepper Construction Group, which serves clients across the country with comprehensive teams in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois working in markets such as workplace, manufacturing and light industrial, retail, healthcare, education, data centers, entertainment, and hospitality among others. Visit us at pepperconstruction.com to see what we're up to and hear our take on the intriguing world of construction. Or even better – join the conversation with us @PepperConstruct.
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