JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF
The organization gave Junior Achievement
a $22,500 grant to support their Biz Town
and Finance Park programs. TFS opened a
“shop” in Biz Town, a learning center that
aims to teach elementary-school students
how to manage money, credit and debt by
having students role play in more than 100
different careers. Students can build their
own Scion vehicle, a demonstration that
shows them how the selection of options
affects the pricing.
MORGAN STATE GRAVES
Ridgeway has done presentations for
students on leadership, careers and career
development. He hosts a dinner each
quarter for selected honor students, focusing on professional development. This
year, TFS will begin supporting the Graves
JUNIOR ENTREPRENEUR TRAINING
PROGRAM AT DELAWARE STATE
The program, known as JET, is designed
to educate 11- to 13-year-olds on business plans, presentations and professional development. Each summer, the
participants go to camp at Delaware State
to design a product and sell it to students
attending summer sessions on campus.
JET participants make presentations and
are judged on their networking, presentation and marketing skills. Toyota associates
participate on the judging panels.
John Ridgeway stands with Toyota Financial Services
associates and students participating in the Junior
Entrepreneur Training Program at Delaware State.
(BACK, LEFT TO RIGHT Sally Wilchinski, Marion Klein,
Tammy Mitchell and John Ridgeway; FRON T, LEF T TO
RIGHT Students participating in JET: David Jackson,
Unek Johnson, Anila Reed, Te’Juan Friend, and Jordan
BOT TOM PHOTO
John Ridgeway with students and associates
participating in Junior Achievement of Central
Maryland’s Finance Park.