Intermediate School students had a special visit from Junior Achievement (JA) educators on May 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).
The Intermediate School partnered with AT&T stores throughout the Tri-State region to sponsor our JA Day. Volunteers from AT&T came to CVIS on May 10 to facilitate the program.
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.
JA Day at CVIS included “JA Our City” for 3rd Grade; “JA Our Region” for 4th Grade and “JA Our Nation” for 5th Grade. Each classroom received five different lessons that lasted throughout the day.
Each of these programs builds upon the JA Day materials the students learned the previous year. Additional information about the three programs can be found on Junior Achievement's website.
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.”
Thank you to all of the volunteers from AT&T who took the time to visit our school and help educate our students!
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