JA encourages financial literacy... with the help of volunteers.

Posted on March 29, 2018

  
Junior Achievement (JA) is just one of several new ERYC members. This organization will serve more than 2,500 students in Eagle County Schools this year. JA is dedicated to "prepare young people to thrive in the 21st century workplace and global economy by inspiring a passion in free enterprise and entrepreneurship, and instilling an understanding of personal financial literacy." Junior Achievement (JA) is committed to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in today's economy. 

Maybe your kids have come home with a newfound sense of finance and how saving, banking and spending works. It's thanks to JA and its mighty core of volunteers. The organization's vision is to teach young people to be financially literate and self-sufficient. The volunteers, among many other core values, promote a culture of integrity, ethics and trust while encouraging entrepreneurial values in our business and innovation, competition and risk

Junior Achievement's Educational Pillars include:
Entrepreneurship - JA students have the ability to identify business opportunities and apply effort and resources necessary to create new business endeavors.
Financial Literacy - JA students have a greater knowledge of economic concepts and terms for local and global enterprises and personal money management.
Work Readiness - JA students possess the knowledge of and ability to organize personal characteristics and goals to match needs presented in the workplace.

JA needs volunteers for the 5th grade classes at Edwards Elementary this spring. 
The volunteer commitment is just five visits, about an hour each time. All program materials and easy to follow guidebook are provided to the volunteer, along with training and support. The program is called JA Our Nation, which provides students practical information about the need for employees who can meet the demands of the 21st century job market, particularly high-growth, high-demand jobs. Students will understand the skills, especially in STEM, that will make their futures brighter. Lots of fun activities for the students to keep them engaged.
 
JA Business Week is a unique program that allows students to explore leadership concepts and build confidence alongside Denver's most dynamic and accomplished business leaders. In addition to interactive workshops on marketing, business ethics and budgeting, the week culminates in a "Shark Tank"-style competition. Student teams gain firsthand experience in teams to develop marketing and business concepts.This year, Business Week takes place June 10-15 on the campus of Johnson & Wales College in Denver. Scholarships are available!

Inspired? Ready to get involved and help kids learn the value of saving? Volunteer! JA provides a fun, engaging curriculum that helps to teach the importance of financial responsibility, work readiness and entrepreneurship. You share your own life lessons along the way to bring relevancy to the activities. Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at smessinger@jacolorado.org for more information.



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