Raiders full-back Alec Ingold greets Junior Achievement students at Allegiant Stadium
Students got an opportunity by completing Alec Ingold’s mini silver camp
Local students met Las Vegas Raiders back Alec Ingold and recently visited Allegiant Stadium. The lucky 35 were given the opportunity of a lottery of several hundred students in Grades 8 to 12 who completed the Alec Ingold Money mini-camp in partnership with Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada and the Financial Education program of the non-profit organization.
Ingold hosted several groups of students for the experiment. They enjoyed a behind-the-scenes trip to Raiders history, including the move to Las Vegas, the Allegiant Stadium pitch, and the Raiders locker room. Additional stops included the Al Davis Memorial Torch, private suites and clubs, the Raiderettes locker room, the Ubeo press conference room, and photo ops.
“I am delighted that the kids have the opportunity to check out where my teammates and I work on Sunday, and I hope they will use the program and this event to push them to new heights,” Ingold said during the tour, where he was also recognized for his efforts to promote the importance of financial education to young people. âI believe financial literacy is the key to closing the wage gap in America. Every child should have the opportunity to learn how money works and develop strong financial habits from an early age. I am honored to be recognized by Junior Achievement for something that I love and firmly believe in. Junior Achievement is a great platform to try and help kids realize the importance of making smart decisions for their future today.
Ingold turned his passion for finance and football honed by his personal finance degree from the University of Wisconsin and his football background into success on the field and in the community. In addition to scoring the first touchdown at Allegiant Stadium, he was the 2020 Raiders nominee for the prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
Given the existing program and scope of Junior Achievement, it has partnered with the nonprofit this year to bring its new 14-part virtual series Money Mini Camp to students in Grades 8-12 in statewide. He shares important financial skills and connects various non-football careers within the sport by exposing students to the ways they can be a part of the team that makes match day happen, such as accounting, marketing, and teamwork. public relations. Students hear about these options and the educational leaflet to achieve them, educational expectations for employment opportunities, managing finances and related lessons. Ingold has recruited Raiders teammates and other league athletes to join him by sharing their personal experiences on the various topics of the series in 12 short video lessons, which complement the teacher-led or self-guided material.
Money Mini Camp resulted in the partnership with JA Finance Park Virtual, Junior Achievement’s interactive online personal financial planning exercise. Ingold hosted a âTips Before You Play Game of Lifeâ virtual video session with the students before they played the JA Finance Park virtual game. During this simulation, students were given adult characters, a role in a football organization, income, marital status, a credit rating, and even their own children. The students were tasked with balancing a budget that included over 26 different financial decisions and bills that were part of running a household.
Ingold also gave the keynote address for the JA Inspire interactive online career exploration program in May, also for students in Grades 8 through 12 Junior Achievement.
âWe are delighted to partner with Alec. Its Money Mini Camp and Raiders affiliation creates a more personal, engaging, and realistic way for students to relate to various career opportunities, while also gaining real-world financial literacy lessons that will benefit them and their lives. family, âsaid Michelle Jackson, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada. “He is a perfect addition to our financial education program, and we are pleased to recognize him for his advocacy and investment with Nevada students at his Raider House and in front of some student beneficiaries.”
Alec Ingold’s Mini Silver Camp was offered to students through their schools completely free of charge. For more information on next year’s program, teachers or school officials should call Kelly DeGuzman of Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada at [email protected] or 702-214-0502.
About Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada
Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, Inc. was founded locally in 1996. The organization is dedicated to providing financial education to students in Kindergarten to Grade 12, with a curriculum ranging from budget management to economics to business skills. labor and credit. Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada reaches over 20,000 students each year in the Las Vegas area with the help of 285 companies and 6,800 business models. For more information, visit https://jasnv.org/ and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
About Junior Achievement USAÂ® (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 hands-on, relevant experiences that equip K-12 students with knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work preparation, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.5 million students per year in 115 markets across the United States, with 5.8 million additional students served by operations in 120 other countries around the world. Visit www.ja.org for more information.
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