FLOW and Junior Achievement of Southwest New England are joining together to empower youth!
Please join JA and your colleagues as we discuss workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy with students in grades 3-5 on Tuesday,May 22, 2018 at Wolcott Elementary School in West Hartford. Besides touching the lives of students, this is a great chance to network and to grow personally and professionally! Junior Achievement is a nationally recognized organization and supported by many businesses. Volunteering with JA is an amazing way to engage in the community while representing your business.
Why JA? Junior Achievement's core mission is to empower young people to own their own economic success. Volunteers, donors, educators, alumni and proven programs help transition young people’s mindset from "I Can't" to "I Can!”. JA in a Day Overview What is JA in a Day? JA in a Day is a high impact way to deliver Junior Achievement’s (JA) lessons for a particular grade level all in the same day. It is a unique opportunity as it offers volunteers a way to get involved with Junior Achievement with minimal interference in a volunteer’s daily schedule or with long-term commitments. *Enjoy a catered lunch provided by Junior Achievement. What do volunteers do? The volunteers participate in a training session prior to the event where they will obtain their classroom materials and teacher assignments. On the day of the event, volunteers conduct the lessons in their assigned classrooms. The mandatory training session is May 14th from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the West Hartford Town Hall Rm 400. What is the role of the classroom teacher/ JA staff? During the event, teachers are present in the classroom at all times to help maintain classroom management and discipline and to answer any of the volunteer’s questions. JA staff plans and coordinates the day and is at the school to help as needed.
What is the time commitment? The day of the program runs, on average, 5 hours. Volunteers arrive at the school at 8:30 a.m. to begin lessons. Volunteers are done at 2:00 p.m.