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.
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