Junior Achievement is a volunteer-delivered, K-12 program that educates children about money management and how “the real world” works. The goal is to empower young people to own their economic success by showing them the importance of education and developing financial literacy skills. A specific Junior Achievement program is tailored to each grade, each one building on the information from the year before.
Saint James School will host a Junior Achievement Day for our students on November 16th.
We are still in need of volunteers to help bring this program to all grades and classes at the school. Volunteers have a lot of fun and bring their own experiences into the classroom along with pre-prepared materials from Junior Achievement. Volunteers can be a parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent, family friend, etc.
Saint James School board member (and SJS Parent) Nicholas Roy has participated in the program at our school for the past 2 years and has offered to speak with anyone interested to tell them more about how the program works. Nicholas can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 860.430.5502.
Please consider volunteering or calling on a family member who you think would like to volunteer in the classroom for a day. Our VIRTUS training and school background check documentation is not required to participate (Junior Achievement takes care of the background check for us).
Also, please note, a lot of companies give their employees paid time off to participate in this program. Please check with your employer to see if your company participates.