LOUISVILLE, Ky., — April 18, 2017 – GE Appliances, a Haier company, is partnering with Junior Achievement (JA) of Kentuckiana to add a storefront experience to the JA Finance Park space. The program is designed to assist eighth-grade students build a foundation upon which they can make intelligent financial decisions that last a lifetime, including decisions related to income, home expenses, savings, and credit.

The storefront’s main purpose is to provide students with an engaging space to learn about purchasing home appliances as part of the JA Finance Park experience. Additionally, GE Appliances designed the space to educate students, teachers, volunteers and parents about the various career paths available with a manufacturing job. "Educating the community on the myriad of opportunities available for impactful manufacturing careers is one of the top priorities to the future of our business. Partnering with JA on this project will helps us share those possibilities to over 62,000 students every year,” says Marc Charnas, GE Appliances CFO and JA board member.

GE Appliances' Storefront
GE Appliances partners with Junior Achievement (JA) of Kentuckiana to add a storefront experience at JA's Finance Park.

"JA is thrilled to welcome GE Appliances to the JA Center. As young people enter the doors of JA Finance Park, they leave behind their lives as middle school students and take on a life scenario: an avatar with a career, salary, credit score, debt, a family, and financial obligations. GE Appliances’ storefront is an important addition to the facility, not only to help young people learn about appliances they will need in their households, but to become more aware of the career paths that the company offers," says Debra Hoffer, President JA of Kentuckiana.

About Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana
Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana is dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own 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 relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA of Kentuckiana reaches more than 62,000 students per year in programs in 26 counties in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Visit https://www.jaky.org/ for more information.

About GE Appliances
GE Appliances, a Haier company, makes moments that matter for our owners through our passion for making great appliances and providing unparalleled services. Owners have more choices than ever before under the Hotpoint, GE®, Haier, GE Café™, GE Profile™ and Monogram® brands. Our products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, water filtration systems and water heaters. For more information visit www.geappliances.com/our-company.