Primary School first and second grade students had a special visit from Junior Achievement (JA) educators on April 10.
“Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs” (www.juniorachievement.org).
Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people to be successful in school and beyond by creating real world situations that show students how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs that make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the work place. In addition, the lessons taught during JA Day correlate with our social studies curriculum. The organization reached over 500 Primary School students during their visit.
According to their website, “JA's unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver our curriculum while sharing their experiences with students. Embodying the heart of JA, our classroom volunteers transform the key concepts of our lessons into a message that inspires and empowers students to believe in themselves, showing them they can make a difference in the world.”
Parents and JA volunteers gratiously offered their time to teach JA lessons to our students. Students received a JA certificate for successfully completing each lesson.
"Junior Achievement is an excellent opportunity for our students to learn about their community and we hope to be able to continue the program in the future," added Ms. Hopp.
A special thank you to everybody who helped make JA Day a great success at the Primary School!
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