Harry Norman, REALTORS® Sponsors Junior Achievement’s Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center
Posted by Diane Storey — July 18, 2013
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – Harry Norman, REALTORS® is a proud sponsor and participant of the new Junior Achievement’s Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center housed on the upper mezzanine level of the Georgia World Congress Center's Building C. The new $9 million dollar Discovery Center is designed to enhance financial literacy and work readiness among Georgia youth.
The Discovery Center will consist of two hallmark Junior Achievement programs – JA BizTown and JA Finance Park – concepts that currently exist in over 20 cities across the country. Through these new programs, Georgia students will be exposed to increased opportunities for hands-on, interactive learning, and be provided with a rigorous and relevant curriculum around financial literacy, business, and career readiness.
Harry Norman, Realtors is partnering with Post Properties and will share a storefront in JA Finance Park, where students will gain real-world experience on how to choose their first home. In addition, volunteers will be trained to guide students through budgeting decisions on home ownership and leasing options.
“We are thrilled that Harry Norman was chosen to participate in this unique opportunity to create an interactive and fun experience for children to learn all about the financial responsibilities of buying or renting a home.” said Dan Parmer, President and CEO of Harry Norman, Realtors.
Beginning fall of 2013, Atlanta Public Schools, DeKalb County Schools, Fulton County Schools and Marietta City Schools will integrate Junior Achievement’s financial literacy and work readiness education into the core curriculum for middle school students. Metro Atlanta is joining communities across the nation in the movement to incorporate financial literacy education and 21st century skills development as components of the core curriculum.
Nearly 30,000 middle school students will have an opportunity to learn and operate businesses modeled after those in Atlanta. Children will learn about microeconomics, including personal budgeting and marketing decisions, annual income and more.
About Harry Norman, REALTORS®
Founded in 1930, Harry Norman, REALTORS ® is one of Atlanta’s first and most successful residential real estate firm with 12 sales offices, various franchise and satellite offices and more than 1,000 real estate professionals. Harry Norman, REALTORS ® is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. Harry Norman, REALTORS ® is the exclusive Atlanta affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate and achieves additional international exposure through membership in such exclusive real estate networks as Luxury Portfolio International, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. More information is available at www.harrynorman.com.