Contact: Joan Meagher
Omega World Travel
Omega World Travel Sponsored Junior Achievement Finance Park in Fairfax, Virginia, Has Grand Opening
Finance Park Featured
on WUSA 9 News
Company Joins Team to Bring Dynamic Learning Center to Local Community
FAIRFAX, VA – October 19, 2010 – As a proud sponsor, Omega World Travel (Omega), this week announced the grand opening of the Junior Achievement Finance Park-Woodson Campus in Fairfax, Virginia. Omega, a member of the Fairfax County business community for more than 30 years, sponsors a storefront for vacation travel in the Finance Park alongside other major companies representing budgeting items such as banking, communications, healthcare, food and clothing.
Junior Achievement Finance Parkprovides a practical hands-on personal budgeting simulation for middle school students. Corresponding to the curriculum, storefronts will reflect the topics related to personal budgeting that will comprise a real-world life experience scenario to help students build financial skills for life. The 20,000 square foot facility will host over 14,000 middle school students each year with hands-on training in personal budgeting and will revolutionize youth financial education in Greater Washington. Omega and many other local businesses and organizations have provided support vital for the success of this project.
“The Finance Park will provide our young people with skills essential to becoming responsible adults and will teach them lifelong lessons,” said Gloria Bohan, president and CEO of Omega. “Financial literacy will be a driving force for these students now and throughout their lives and careers.”
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was on hand for the grand opening of Finance Park. “Financial education helps young people cultivate a sense of financial responsibility,” said Bernanke at the opening. “It is essential for their personal well-being, and for the effective functioning of our economy.”
There are only 14 permanent Junior Achievement Finance Park facilities across the country. The new site in Fairfax, Virginia, represents an unprecedented chance to bring this dynamic financial learning experience to the Greater Washington Region. “The businesses and organizations that have partnered in this effort are generating an enthusiasm and excitement for business and economics that might otherwise be lost in a less ‘hands on’ environment,” said Bohan. “This is a great opportunity for us to really make a difference in our own backyard.” Omega is a woman-owned business in close proximity to the Finance Park campus in Fairfax.
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About Omega World Travel:
Omega World Travel is the 3rd largest travel management company in the country. Headquartered in Fairfax, Va.,
Omega services corporate, government and leisure clients throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. Omega owns Cruise.com, one of the largest sellers of cruises online and Travtech, Inc., a technology development company.