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Bank of Hawaii Employees Participate in Junior Achievement Financial Literacy Program at Ordot Elementary School

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

HAGATNA, GUAM – Bank of Hawaii is pleased to announce its participation in the Junior Achievement financial literacy program “JA More than Money” currently ongoing at Ordot Elementary School. Sessions are being conducted by Bank of Hawaii employees every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:15 p.m. through April 4.

JA More than Money focuses on economics and business curriculum for students in grades three through five. Students are encouraged to use innovative thinking to learn money-management skills and to explore and enhance their career options.

With six volunteer-led sessions, the program teaches young people about:

    *  The role money plays in society.
    *  Sharing, saving and spending.
    *  Becoming a smart consumer.
    *  Earning income by starting a business.

JA More than Money supports different learning styles by providing a variety of hands-on activities and a technological supplement. By the conclusion of the program, participating students will have learned how to:

    *  Build on their understanding of money basics and apply those skills to daily life.
    *  Recognize the significance of money management in making informed life decisions.
    *  Develop a better understanding of the relationship between what they learn at school and 
        their successful participation in a global economy.

Junior Achievement gratefully acknowledges Bank of Hawaii for its dedication to the development and implementation of JA More than Money.

Sessions are scheduled for Friday, March 25, Monday, March 28, Friday, April 1 and Monday, April 4.

For more information please contact Erlinda Alegre at Bank of Hawaii at (tel.) 479-3635 or email Erlinda.Alegre@boh.com