YMCA opens ‘store’ at JA Discovery Center at Gwinnett to teach kids about childcare costs

Junior Achievement of Georgia President John Hancock’s ties to efforts to raise awareness of the YMCA’s childcare programs go back a few decades — about 25 years, actually.

Back in the 1990s, when Hancock was still a graduate student working on his master’s degree, he co-wrote a presentation for a class project about the YMCA in Indianapolis. He and his classmates focused on the YMCA could expand and raise awareness of its child care program.

Fast forward a quarter of a century, and Hancock took a step to help the YMCA of Metro Atlanta do just that at the JA Discovery Center at Gwinnett located at Discovery High School in Lawrenceville on Friday.