Imagine a generation of students armed with the confidence and understanding to take control of their futures and equipped to achieve their dreams. Junior Achievement’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global econo... Read more
Imagine a generation of students armed with the confidence and understanding to take control of their futures and equipped to achieve their dreams. Junior Achievement’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy by redesigning education to make learning more experiential, authentic, and relevant to the real world.
TWO PROGRAMS TO GET INVOLVED:
1. JA DISCOVERY CENTERS (JA BizTown or JA Finance Park): In a one day visit to JA BizTown or JA Finance Park, volunteers guide students as they progress through the interactive simulation to either help students run a business (JA BizTown) or help students budget as an adult for the day (JA Finance Park). JA BizTown and JA Finance Park provides middle school students with authentic and innovative learning experiences around professional business skills. There is no prior training or experience required, except volunteers must be 18 years or older.
JA's Chick-fil-A Foudnation Discovery Center - downtown Atlanta
JA's Discovery Center at Gwinnett - Lawrenceville, next to Discovery High School
JA's Mike and Lynn Cottrell Discovery Center - Forsyth County
2. 3DE, POWERED BY JA 3DE Re-engineers high school education through partnerships with the business community and school districts, creating a new model of experiential learning through real-life case challenges. Looking for skilled volunteers with knowledge of: CASE STUDY METHODOLOGY, PRESENTATION, POWERPOINT CREATION, CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING.
LOCATIONS 9 Different High School's around Greater Atlanta.
I have volunteered with Junior Achievement twice, once as a College student for 4 weeks at a local elementary for kindergarden, and on a day-long marathon with Bank of America and other employers at Sequoyah Middle School for 6th and 7th grade.
I very much enjoyed working with the kids and their teachers. JA really provides great guidance and instruction working as a liason between the school and the volunteer, and best of all providing amazing material kits that make the classes very entertaining and rich for the students.
Would definitely recommend them and would like to work with them again!