CAPITAL ONE OPENS MOBILE FINANCIAL LITERACY CENTER IN NEWARK
By Katie Eder/NJBIZ
February 5, 2013
Capital One today opened a mobile financial literacy center at the Newark office of nonprofit youth education organization Junior Achievement in an effort to better prepare students for finance jobs in the state.
Under the program, local middle school and high school students receive four weeks of in-classroom financial education lessons and mentoring from volunteers at local businesses, including Capital One and Verizon. At the completion of that instruction, students put their skills to the test by spending a day at the interactive Finance Park, where they are assigned fictional jobs and required to make real-life financial management decisions using kiosks and other technology funded by Capital One.