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New Economy, Jr. 2015 Edition

EJ-Logo-800x800In late January/early February 2015 we plan on releasing an updated version of Economy, Jr. that will include the following additions:

– Player Orientation Video
– Credit Card Monthly Payment Store for Customer Players
– Business Licenses for Merchant Players
– One more addition in the works.

Contact us if you’re interesting in pre-ordering the new kit.

Thanks again for your support!

PICTURES: Economic Literacy Summer Series Complete sponsored by Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit Union

gso-summer-logo-285-v2Thanks to all the branches of the Greensboro Public Library along with sponsor Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit for making the Economic Literacy Summer Series possible.  Not to mention all the volunteers and participants.  We’ll be announcing a similar event in the fall, but in the meantime, check out pictures from this June 7th to August 5th summer program:

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PICTURES: Economy, Jr. Teacher Demo @ 5th Annual Jumpstart Convention in Charlotte, NC

Economy, Jr. was demo’d for the first time for North Carolina Teachers on Thursday, August 7th at the 5th Annual Jumpstart Convention in Charlotte, NC put on by the North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE).  Thanks for putting on a great convention!  Here are the pictures:

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PICTURES: Economy Jr @ Reynolda Manor Library 7/23 sponsored by Summit Credit Union

Pictures from our Wednesday, July 23rd Economy, Jr. at Reynolda Manor Library in Winston-Salem.  This event is courtesy of our sponsor Summit Credit Union with VentuRealization helping provide volunteers.
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News & Record Prints Letter about Economy, Jr. at Greensboro Public Library

News-Record-logo-blk-typeThanks to the News & Record for printing a letter to the editor about our Economy, Jr. program at Greensboro Public Library branches this summer in their Saturday, July 19th newspaper issue.  Here’s an excerpt of the letter:

Financial literacy can shape young futures
“Thanks for your July 14 front-page article: “An Education in Money.” The Greensboro Public Library is holding several “Economy Jr.” financial and business literacy events at area branches this July and August. The business literacy part is especially important with the recent Rupe Foundation study on Millennials, finding that 55 percent of them showing an interest in launching their own businesses some day…” – Click Here to Read the Rest

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VIDEO: Economy Jr at Reynolda Manor Library, July 23rd sponsored by Summit Credit Union

PUBLIC (FREE) EVENT Wednesday, July 23rd from 4:00-5:30pm, an Economy, Jr. will be held at Reynolda Manor Library in Winston-Salem.  Ages 11-19 are welcome to participate.
rebuildup_CRESTS-Reynolda-7-23-14-EJ-550This event is sponsored by Summit Credit Union with VentuRealization helping provide volunteers.

There’s still time to register your teenager for this event by filling out this RSVP form:
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YES! Weekly promotes ReBuildUp Summer Events

Thank you to YES! Weekly for spreading the word about all the great events we’ll be holding this summer!

“Economic Literacy Series Open to Greensboro Teens”
by Whitney Kenerly

“Summer is all fun and games for a teen until they realize they have no idea how to balance a checkbook. With a heated national discourse around the financial struggles of post-grads squeezed by student debt and low-income jobs, the Greensboro Public Library and Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit Union have teamed up for an Economic Literacy Summer Series.

The series consists of programs held from June 7 to August 5 designed by ReBuildUp, a company based in Greensboro that provides resources to “inspire the current and next generation of entrepreneurs about economics and business.”

Read the rest of the article by CLICKING HERE

CLICK HERE to view a list of events we have lined up for this summer.


ARTICLE ADDENDUM: Summit Credit Union is the sponsor of the Jobs Course @ Nussbaum Center and Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit Union is the sponsor of the Economic Literacy Series @ Greensboro Public Library.  ReBuildUp is thankful to both of these sponsors for their generosity in making these events possible.   Thank you again YES! Weekly!

VIDEO: Pitch Drill @ StepUp Ministries May 20th Sponsored by Parties 2 Dye 4


PRIVATE EVENT – On Tuesday, May 20th, participants of the “Be Good To Yourself” Teen Mentor program at Step Up Ministries will be playing “Pitch Drill” a fast paced introduction to business plans and pitching by having them develop and present a profitable solution for a specific problem before a panel of volunteer judges.

Parties 2 Dye 4 is sponsoring the event with the Diva Network helping organize the event.

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