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Junior Achievement of Northern California

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In JA Career Speakers Series, a volunteer guest speaker visits the classroom and shares information about his or her career, work, and education experience. (Grades K-12)

During the Fall 2020 school year, JA of Northern California will partner with over 3,000 educators from 26 counties across our state and place volunteers in their classroom virtually. Opportunities are available in K-12th grade classrooms. Educators from a variety of subjects welcome volunteers from a variety of careers. JA NorCal will match you with an educator who would like their students to learn more about your job, JA NorCal will also set-up and coordinate the details for the virtual room.

Time commitment:
30 minutes volunteer registration and briefing to learn about your education, job, and career journey
30 minutes review and confirmation of date and time with JA NorCal staff and educator (possibly facilitated by email)
1 hour presentation prep
30 minutes logistical review of presentation
30 minutes implementation of presentation in the virtual class

JA NorCal will provide the JA Career Speaker Series curriculum to the educator, who will prepare the students and to the volunteer to assist with the creation of their virtual presentation. Volunteers will provide their digital assets to be used in their presentation.

Volunteers from non JA NorCal counties are welcome to submit in inquiry for this opportunity. We will find a class match for you, or forward you to your local JA Area Office. To connect directly to a JA Area Office in your town, visit https://jausa.ja.org/about/locations

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About Junior Achievement of Northern California

Location:

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

Mission Statement

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

Description

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.

Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Financial Literacy
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Public Speaking
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • 30 minutes volunteer registration and briefing to learn about your education, job, and career journey 30 minutes review and confirmation of date and time with JA NorCal staff and educator (possibly facilitated by email) 1 hour presentation prep 30
  • Computer with camera and microphone. Ability to join Zoom and/or Goggle hangouts.

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