Volunteers are needed to teach Junior Achievement(JA) program to K-5th grade students in 3 classrooms.
Our JA programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.
JA Our Families explains how family members' jobs and businesses contribute to the well-being of the family and of the community. The program introduces the concept of needs and wants and explores the ways families plan for and acquire goods and services. Students analyze their own skills to determine ways they can support their families. (Grade 1)
JA Our Community uses posters and games to offer practical information about businesses and the many jobs those businesses offer in a community. Students explore production methods through a simulation game, and they learn about taxes, decision making, and how money flows in an economy. (Grade 2)
JA Our City introduces students to the characteristics of cities and how cities are shaped by zoning. Students also learn about the importance of money to a city; how financial institutions help businesses and city residents; and how the media is an integral part of a city's life. Students learn the role of an entrepreneur by exploring what it takes to open a restaurant. (Grade 3)
- Receive training and ready to use materials provided by JA
- Teach five 30 to 45 minute sessions to a class (one session a week over five weeks)
For additional information, visit our website at www.ja.org
- Financial Literacy
- General Education
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Orientation or Training
- 30-50 minutes each week for five weeks