Get Involved in Junior Achievement
The Juneau Junior Achievement Committee, led by JEDC and Alaska Communications, kicked off the 2011-2012 school year with a table at the Back to School Breakfast Celebration on Monday, August 22 at Thunder Mountain High School.
The focus of all Junior Achievement units of study (grades K-12) is to teach financial literacy, to encourage healthy, responsible work-readiness skills, and to foster entrepreneurial knowledge and abilities.
You are invited to help Junior Achievement achieve its mission of empowering young people to own their economic success by volunteering to teach a program in the classroom. Examples of programs include:
- Our Community explores the interdependent roles of workers in a community, the work they perform, and how communities work. Five required, volunteer-led activities. (Elementary)
- Our Nation is Junior Achievement's fifth-grade program that provides practical information about businesses' need for individuals who can meet the demands of the job market, including high-growth, high-demand jobs. Students will learn that businesses need workers with skills that are in demand, such as STEM skills -- science, technology, engineering and math. (Elementary)
- JA Economics for Success explores personal finance and students' education and career options based on their skills, interests, and values. JA Economics for Success is a series of six activities recommended for students in grades six, seven, and eight. (Middle School)
- JA Be Entrepreneurial, a new high school program, focuses on challenging students, through interactive classroom activities, to start their own entrepreneurial venture while still in high school. (High School)
For more information on volunteering in the 2011-2012 school year, contact Adrien Lopez at email@example.com.
To find out more about other programs available to teach in the classroom, visit: www.ja.org/programs/programs.shtml