The Junior Achievement (JA) Discovery Center planned for the Armstrong Campus at Georgia Southern University (GSU) took a step forward this week with Colonial Group investing as the main sponsor.
The $ 2 million contribution will fund the renovation and launch of the facility known as the JA Colonial Group Discovery Center of Savannah.
“We are very honored to receive this support from our longtime partner Colonial Group,” said Camille Russo, Vice President, Marketing, JA of Georgia.
“They have been an integral part of JA’s impact in Savannah for decades, and this facility will allow us to expand our reach in the region and give 150 students a day invaluable experiences for years to come. “
Announced in September, the Center is in collaboration with GSU and will offer real-world experiences such as running a business, balancing a budget and applying for a loan, to college students in the region through two main programs. , JA BizTown and JA Finance Park.
“We are delighted to offer our support and strengthen our partnership with JA. We realize how important it is to instill the values and principles Junior Achievement offers to the youth of our community, and we are delighted to see the impact the Discovery Center will have in continuing this effort, ”said said Rob Demere, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Colonial Group.
The Center will be housed in the former student recreation center, which covers approximately 25,000 square feet. The Colonial Group donation catalyzed the facility’s fundraising campaign, which will total approximately $ 3.8 million in financial support.