Teaching Financial Literacy Through Personal Story-Sharing
Isai Castrejon signed his first contract at age six. When a toy he wanted cost more than his weekly allowance, his parents used the contract to teach him one of his first lessons in financial literacy. Now, he teaches young people to own their future economic success through integrated learning models focused on career readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.
Originally from Mexico, Isai moved to Savannah to continue his work on educating the next generation as part of Junior Achievement (JA). In his role as the director of the JA Discovery Center Experience, he oversees a state-of-the-art facility that offers middle school students in Coastal Georgia the opportunity to experience their futures via JA Finance Park and JA BizTown. He earned a degree in economics from Georgia Institute of Technology.