Just what teachers need — a little help.
“Your professionalism and enthusiasm has had a very big impact on these students and has given them a learning experience that is beyond the normal classroom learning environment.”—Galen Graf, teacher
Once you’ve requested a program, JA will work with you to identify and train your classroom volunteer. You can meet with him or her for a planning session, and schedule a mutually agreed upon time for the volunteer to deliver the program in your classroom. We provide all volunteers with student guides and hands-on learning materials, and make sure they’re amply prepared before teaching begins.
Whether you teach elementary, middle or high school, you can expect your JA volunteer to bring the real world to your classroom. Our programs are proven and effective. Research shows that JA students have:
- An increased desire to stay in school
- A sense of personal economic empowerment
- A positive attitude towards entering the workforce
- The ability to utilize critical thinking skills
- An increased interest in entrepreneurship
The Western Institute for Research and Evaluation (WIRE) longitudinal study shows that students participating in Junior Achievement programs have a greater comprehension of business concepts and skills than their non-participating peers. In objective-based testing, JA students scored an average of 33 percent higher than non-Junior Achievement students.
Paolo Diaz , director of K-8 programs for Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc., has made it an annual tradition to visit JA USA headquarters in Colorado Springs to take a photo by the signature JA triangle. This year, Paolo decided to … Continue reading
Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA-Rocky Mountain) partners with volunteers and teachers to inspire students to gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed and our efforts are paying off! JA-Rocky Mountain employs an external evaluation consultant to measure our impact … Continue reading
As a Horace Mann insurance agent, Jerry Glunz works to build business relationships with schools by sponsoring school activities and educating educators about financial matters. Along the way, Jerry has found time to volunteer with JA. “I heard about JA … Continue reading