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GEICO Brings Junior Achievement Programs to Burdell-Hunt Magnet School

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MACON, Ga., January 26, 2006 - Nearly 40 GEICO associates will take on teaching assignments at Burdell-Hunt Magnet School next week to assist the Junior Achievement of Georgia Whole School Program. From Jan. 30 to Feb. 3, GEICO associates will teach classes focused on the importance of business, economics, and free enterprise to almost 450 students, kindergarten through fifth grade.

Each grade level will focus on age-appropriate studies: younger students will learn about workers and consumers, and older students will learn how to start a business in the United States' free-enterprise system. GEICO associates will also share their own experiences with the students to bring home the idea that everyone has a role to play in a successful economy.

"We are very excited about the continuous partnership with GEICO," said Dr. Barbara Hill, senior vice president of education for Junior Achievement of Georgia, Inc. "We know how busy GEICO associates are, and Burdell-Hunt students are very lucky to have these business professionals demonstrate hands-on examples of economics in the working world."

John Izzo, vice president of GEICO's Macon office, added, "At GEICO, one of our operating principles is to invest for total return. We look at our involvement in Junior Achievement as a long term investment in our youth. We provide time and resources to help students develop integrity, leadership and a great work ethic which pays of for them as well as society later on."

About Junior Achievement of Georgia, Inc.

According to their website, "Junior Achievement uses hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life. In partnership with business and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential." JA's success depends on the involvement of people who want to make a difference in the life of a child, which is possible through volunteering time or donations.


GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is the fourth largest private passenger auto insurer in the United States. It provides auto insurance coverage for more than 6 million policyholders and insures more than 10 million vehicles. GEICO is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway group of companies. GEICO provides consumers with sales, service and claims capabilities on its Web site.

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