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ORGANIZATION: JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF THE CHISHOLM TRAIL

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Volunteers Junior Achievement's 151,906 classroom volunteers come from all walks of life, including: business people, college students, parents and retirees. These dedicated individuals are the backbone of our organization.

Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed. The inspiration piece comes from community volunteers who not only deliver our lessons, but share their experience. In the process, these volunteers serve as role models helping to positively impact young people’s perceptions about the importance of education, as well as critical life skills. Preparation involves our proven lessons that promote financial capability, work and career readiness, and business ownership.
Junior Achievement’s proven lessons in financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship are shown to positively impact the lives of young people. These lessons align with national and state educational standards and are delivered to millions of students across the country with the help of our education partners and volunteers from the local community.
What is Junior Achievement? Junior Achievement has over 100 local JA Areas across the nation, and together we are the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA's programs-in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy-ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century. Purpose Junior Achievement's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Leadership Mr. James Carroll (Jim), Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations of Honeywell International, is chairman of the Junior Achievement USA board of directors. Jack E. Kosakowski is the president and chief executive officer of Junior Achievement. Junior Achievement USA board members represent a wide range of businesses and academic institutions around the world. In addition, approximately 3,800 board members lead JA Area Offices around the United States. Proven Success Junior Achievement is one of a few nonprofits to use independent, third-party evaluators to gauge the impact of its programs. Since 1993, independent evaluators have conducted studies on Junior Achievement's effectiveness. Findings prove that Junior Achievement has a positive impact in a number of critical areas. We invite you to read the Programs Evaluation Results. We invite you to read the Programs Evaluation Results. Program Reach Nationally, Junior Achievement reaches over 3 million students per year in 127,817 classrooms and after-school locations. JA programs are taught by volunteers in inner cities, suburbs, and rural areas throughout the United States, by over 100 Area Offices in all 50 states. A Brief History Junior Achievement was founded in 1919 by Theodore Vail, president of American Telephone & Telegraph; Horace Moses, president of Strathmore Paper Co.; and Senator Murray Crane of Massachusetts. Its first program, JA Company Program(r), was offered to high school students on an after-school basis. In 1975, the organization entered the classroom with the introduction of Project Business for the middle grades. Over the last 39 years, Junior Achievement has expanded its activities and broadened its scope to include in-school and after-school students. Organizational Overview Junior Achievement USA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and provides strategic direction, leadership, and support to over 100 JA Areas across the nation. Local volunteer boards of directors comprised of business, education, and civic leaders set the policy and direction for each local office.

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Location:

6300 Ridglea Place, Suite 400, Fort Worth, TX 76116, US

Mission Statement


Junior Achievement exists to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

Junior Achievement partners community volunteers with teachers in grades K-12 to implement curriculum focusing on three key content areas: entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and workplace readiness.

Description

At the heart of Junior Achievement are the volunteers who selflessly donate their time to inspire the children of our future. Junior Achievement's passionate volunteers are given the unique opportunity to educate kids on the economics of life through free enterprise education. Whether you choose to volunteer for a single school day, or help throughout a semester, your efforts to help kids understand what it takes to be successful will last a lifetime. Help spread the message of endless opportunity to a classroom in your community!

After informing your local Area office of your interest, you can choose from a variety of scenarios in which you can help. Depending on what is available in your community, and what grade preference you have (grades K-12), your commitment may vary from one full-day appearance to five to 10 one hour visits each week throughout the semester. Whatever the case, Junior Achievement provides the training, curriculum, and a warm classroom ready to greet you. The only thing needed on your behalf is enthusiasm, and a willingness to have an influence on our students.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Fort Worth, TX 76116

(32.71725,-97.44354)
 

SKILLS

  • Financial Literacy
  • Child Development
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Our programs are delivered in 5 sections that each take about 40 minutes. Schools choose between 1 visit a week for five weeks or all 5 sections delivered in one day.
  • Highschool education, basic finance knowledge, reliable transportation.

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