At your invitation, Junior Achievement (JA) arranges for business people and local community members to visit your classroom a few times or throughout the semester. They volunteer to share their workforce experience with your students while delivering JA’s proven curriculum that focus on three content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Thanks to volunteer and financial support from the local community, JA programs are offered at no cost to students or schools.
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 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:
- Demonstrate confidence in themselves and their ability to analyze information and manage their finance
- Understand how to leverage the resources and elements necessary for beginning a business now and in the future
- Know how to apply their problem-solving skills to entrepreneurial endeavors
If you would like more information about the impact of JA’s proven programs, visit our webpage dedicated to research and evaluation.
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