Jul 27, 2016 | News, Press Release

Ja in a Day event at Kiley School in Springfield. Moriarty & Primack volunteers taught all but one class!
Front Row left to Right: Rebecca Connolly, Jessica Putnam, Dahimeli Mercado, Jonathan Normand, Roger Conklin, Puja Karki. Back Row left to right: Christopher Walker, Phillip Giguere, and Isaiah Odunlami

For Immediate Release: July 22, 2016

Jennifer A. Connolly
Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts
(413) 747-7670
[email protected]
Twitter: @JA_WesternMA

Springfield, MA—Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts (JA) and Moriarty & Primack teamed up to bring Junior Achievement’s Economics for Success program to all the 8th graders at M Marcus Kiley Middle School in Springfield on Tuesday, June 7th.

Douglas Theobald, CPA, Partner, noted “as a firm we believe that giving back to the community is important and we instill that in our employees. As a firm we would like to thank Junior Achievement and Kiley Middle School for opening their doors to us and allowing the pleasure of meeting and teaching their students.”

“JA has a long standing partnership with Moriarty & Primack. We are very fortunate to have their employees share their knowledge, time and talents with our young people.” said Jennifer Connolly, President.  “Moriarty & Primack’s commitment to Junior Achievement is an investment that will help us all build a better tomorrow.”

Dahimeli Mercado, Staff Accountant, noted  “To be able to teach students how to budget their income and what getting an education after your high school diploma can mean for your income is a valuable lesson for everyone.   Due to Moriarty & Primack’s foundation and support for volunteering it allowed myself and my co-workers to share our experiences, education and time to make even the smallest impact on the students.”

“We appreciate a company like Moriarty & Primack stepping forward to volunteer for so many JA classes,” Mark Laurenzano, Guidance Counselor at M Marcus Kiley Middle School commented.  “The students are eager to learn more about JA and business. Many of our students have participated in JA Job Shadow experience. They are excited to work with the JA Volunteers in the classroom today and learn about creating a budget.”

JA programs empower students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world – enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school. Each year JA reaches more than 10 million students worldwide and helps to develop successful financial management habits, empowering them to explore the potential of becoming an entrepreneur and providing them with the skills necessary to succeed in a global workforce.  Locally, Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts reaches over 11,000 students.

About Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts
Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts was founded in Springfield, MA in 1919 and is the birthplace of JA. Today more than 9300 students in grades K-12 in Western MA participate in JA programs annually. For more information, visit www.jawm.org.

About Moriarty & Primack, P.C.
Moriarty and Primack, P.C. is a certified public accounting firm offering tax planning and compliance, estate planning and business advisory services. Headquartered in Springfield, MA we are committed to providing our clients, across many industries, with the experience of a large international firm but with the personal and dedicated service that is expected from a local firm.

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