The mission of Junior Achievement (JA) is to prepare young people to thrive in the 21st century workplace by providing FREE volunteer taught programs to over 15,000 students just in Northern Colorado & Wyoming each year. JA volunteers come from all walks of life, but they all have a common vision: sharing a message of hope and opportunity with each and every young person they reach. They lead by example, giving real-world meaning to JA's curriculum and helping students become more optimistic about school, work and life.
Volunteering with JA is easy! JA staff assign each volunteer to one K-12th grade classroom to present JA's innovative, hands on curriculum. Each first-time volunteer is provided with a 45-minute training, as well as all of the supplies and talking points to be successful in the classroom. Time commitment varies from one 30-45 minute lesson per week for five weeks, to one day of teaching.
What topics would you cover with your classroom of students as a volunteer? JA volunteers help students plan for their future by introducing them to concepts such as taxes, budgeting, careers, entrepreneurship, stocks, skills, STEM jobs, decision-making, city zones, ethics, and SO much more.
If you believe in their future, so will they!
Check out our website for more information! www.janocowy.org