GEICO sponsors 'Insurance Storefront' for new JA Finance Park at Thomas Edison High School of Technology

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 17, 2018 – GEICO is proud to partner with Junior Achievement of Greater Washington to sponsor the "Insurance Storefront" at the JA Finance Park at Thomas Edison High School of Technology in Silver Spring, Maryland. The sponsorship is part of GEICO Cares, the insurance company's initiative to support local communities throughout the country.

GEICO's Insurance Storefront will be one part of the center's digital learning environment which aims to teach students about making financial decisions using real-life experiences and clear information. It will explain the importance of insurance and why having insurance fits into a smart financial plan.

Volunteer educators will use specific examples, explain industry terminology, and provide suggestions for ways to save on insurance costs.

"We want to challenge students to learn how to protect their futures," says Rynthia Rost, GEICO's vice president of public affairs and head of the GEICO Cares program. "We believe that the more you know about insurance, the better prepared you will be to handle life's ups and downs." She pointed out that the Insurance Storefront graphics provide clear and engaging visuals, and were designed by GEICO's internal graphics design team.

GEICO has had a long-standing partnership with Junior Achievement, and is a sponsor of the JA Finance Park in PG County, Maryland, as well as this new Silver Spring location. It has been a proud Montgomery County, Maryland, business since its headquarters opened over 50 years ago.

GEICO is a member of the Berkshire-Hathaway family of companies, which is ranked as the top global insurance group in the world.

GEICO associates pose for a check presentation in the new Junior Achievement Finance Park room

GEICO associates pose for a check presentation in the new Junior Achievement Finance Park room.

GEICO's Junior Achievement Storefront

GEICO's Junior Achievement Storefront.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 28 million vehicles in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, GEICO employs more than 43,000 associates countrywide. GEICO constantly strives to make lives better by protecting people against unexpected events while saving them money and providing an outstanding customer experience. Along with personal auto insurance, commercial auto and personal umbrella coverages are also available. Homeowners, renters, condo, flood, identity theft, term life, and more coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Visit geico.com for a quote or to learn more.