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Maine Discovery Museum Junior Achievement team to offer campers financial based curriculum

BANGOR - Children who attend camp at the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor this summer will be learning some money saving skills, thanks to a newly-formed partnership between the museum and Junior Achievement of Maine (JA). Junior Achievement, a non-profit economic educational organization, will be providing the museum with curriculum that will focus on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

"Incorporating Junior Achievement's curriculum with our summer camps just seemed like a natural fit,' said Niles Parker, executive director of the Maine Discovery Museum in a press release.

The museum will run programs like Piggy Bankers and Camp Moola during the summer camp months in an effort to teach children in grades 1-6 a bit about money management, business and even economics.

"It is educational partnerships like this that enables us to inspire students and open their minds to their potential, and help prepare them for the real world," said Michael Stone, president of Junior Achievement of Maine.

The curriculum will allow campers to truly learn about the value of a dollar in a fun-filled environment.

The Maine Discovery Museum's summer camps run from June 25 to Aug. 17. All kindergarten through 6th graders are welcome. For more information, call the museum at 262-7200.

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