Trebor Assists Riverside Elementary with BizTown Program
June 24, 2019
Continuing their partnership with Riverside Elementary School, eight Trebor employees volunteered to help with Junior Achievement’s BizTown program in West Jordan, Utah, this month.
BizTown, which is a part of the Junior Achievement (JA) program, offers 5th grade students an opportunity to run their own business and learn about managing income and expenses through an interactive and hands on simulation.
Students applied for jobs in class and were elected to be anything from a CEO to a Sales Manager to the Mayor of the City.
Trebor received $12,500 from the IDEX Foundation so the entire school could have the JA In-Class and BizTown programs for 5th graders in 2018.
JA is a non-profit education organization dedicated to teaching work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy
Because of the sponsorship, 719 students at Riverside Elementary were able to participate in the five-week in-class Junior Achievement program. With 11 Trebor employees volunteering for an hour each week, students learned about entrepreneurship, needs versus wants, different career paths, taxes, managing money, and other important topics.
Forty-one percent of the Trebor workforce has volunteered at Riverside, donating a total of more than 110 hours of service. To show their appreciation, multiple students sent “Thank You” cards to the teachers and BizTown volunteers for the impact the program and Trebor employees made in their lives.
Based just south of Salt Lake City, Trebor is a unit of IDEX that manufactures quartz heaters for deionized water and chemical applications, in addition to high purity, plastic pumps for chemical applications