COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado., February 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Today, Junior Achievement United States (JA) and the American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC) announced the launch of JA All About Cars ™, a new learning module in the “JA Personal Finance” program for high school students that explores the personal financial considerations that go into purchasing a vehicle. The new module is accessible to more than 100,000 students participating in the JA Personal Finance and JA Finance Park programs offered in many schools across the country.
“For many teens, purchasing a vehicle is one of the first major expenses they will have,” said Jack E. Kosakowski, President and CEO of Junior Achievement United States. “Not only is it possible to take out a loan, but there is also insurance, maintenance and upkeep costs. With the support of American Honda Finance Corporation, we can provide teens with critical information they can use. to make more informed decisions when it comes to vehicle ownership. “
Buying your first car is both exciting and intimidating. JA All about cars introduces students to the essential costs of buying and operating a first car and offers tips on being a smart consumer when purchasing a vehicle. The new learning module, the ninth in the JA Personal Finance series, is delivered through live webinars hosted by financial professionals who volunteer their time. Students will consider their needs and want to make a real connection to the car buying experience, motivating them to make sound financial decisions when buying or leasing.
“JA All about cars combines two things that we are passionate about at AHFC: cars and financial literacy, “said Petar Vucurevic, vice president of American Honda Finance Corporation.” The lessons taught by Junior Achievement will help teens make smart financial decisions while proud to be part of this mission throughout their lives. “
About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to master 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 equip K-12 students with knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work preparation, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches over 3 million students per year in 105 markets across United States, with 5.2 million additional students served by operations in 100 other countries around the world. Junior achievement United States is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.
About American Honda Finance Corporation
American Honda Finance Corporation, operating as Honda Financial ServicesSM and Acura Financial Services®, helps meet the financing needs of consumers of Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks, as well as Honda motorcycles, powersports products, marine engines and electrical equipment. For more information visit www.hondafinancialservices.com or www.acurafinancialservices.com.
SOURCE Junior Achievement United States