Richmond, CA - Verde Elementary School

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Junior Achievement of Northern California


Volunteer Info:
Volunteers will lead five, 30 to 45 minute sessions from one of JA's 6 elementary school programs. Volunteers may lead a program individually or pair with a colleague to "team teach". JA programs are facilitated during the school day, in the classroom. Teachers remain in the class to support the volunteers. Volunteers check in at the school office at 8:15 am. and instruction will begin at 8:30 am.

All new volunteers will complete a one hour training prior to the event and all volunteers will complete a 2019-20 JA Volunteer Registration Form. JA program materials will be provided and reviewed during the training.

Program Info:
JA Ourselves

JA Ourselves uses storybook characters in read-aloud and hands-on activities to introduce the role people play in an economy. Through engaging, volunteer-led activities, young students learn about individual choices, money, the importance of saving and giving, and the value of work. (Kindergarten)

JA Our Families

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

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

JA Our City featuring Cha-Ching introduces students to financial literacy and learning objectives for third-grade social studies, including how people manage their money and the importance of economic exchange within a city. (Grade 3)

JA Our Region

JA Our Region introduces students to entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs use resources to produce goods and services in a region. Students operate a hypothetical hot dog stand to understand the fundamental tasks performed by a business owner and to track the revenue and expenses of a business. (Grade 4)

JA Our Nation

JA Our Nation provides practical information about the need for employees who can meet the demands of the 21st century job market, particularly high-growth, high-demand jobs. By program's end, students will understand the skills, especially in science, technology, engineering, and math, that will make their futures brighter. (Grade 5)

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About Junior Achievement of Northern California


3003 Oak Road, Suite 130, Walnut Creek, CA 94597, US

Mission Statement

To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.


Junior Achievement of Northern California (JA) achieves this mission through teaching students about their expanding roles as individuals, consumers, employees, employers, and productive members of our society. Working in partnership with over 4,000 community and corporate volunteers, we provide empowering programs to K-12 students across 26 counties in Northern and Central California. JA's vision is to make a positive impact on the lives of all students in our operational area, and our efforts towards this ultimate goal are guided by these core values:

  • Belief in the boundless potential of young people
  • Commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship
  • Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity, and excellence in how we do it
  • Respect in the power of partnership and collaboration
  • Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning

Each school year, JA NorCal impacts over 90,000 students with programs that will help them become economically confident and career-ready adults.

Our regional headquaters is located in Walnut Creek, and we have branch offices in San Jose and Fresno. We currently operate in the following counties:

Alameda, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Fresno, Humboldt, Inyo, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Kings, Tulare, Glenn, and Tuolumne.


Wed Jun 03, 2020
08:15 AM - 01:30 PM  


Verde Elementary School2000 Giaramita DriveRICHMOND, CA 94801



  • General Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Financial Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • STEM




  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours = 1 hour training, 3 hour preparing, and 4 hours teaching in the classroom
  • All new JA Volunteers must participate in a one hour training prior to volunteering in the classroom

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