JA seeking volunteers to teach in the classroom

Junior Achievement of the Heartland is looking for volunteers to teach students in K-12 classrooms about work and career readiness. 

Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed. Dougal Nelson, the president and CEO of JA of the Heartland, said JA is looking for community members, parents or guardians, retired teachers, corporate partners and others to go into the classroom and share the JA lessons.

“Junior Achievement has an urgent and critical need for JA volunteers in the classroom right now,” Mr. Nelson said in a news release. “We want to make sure we meet the needs and expectations of our schools and their students. Without these JA learning experiences, many students won’t receive the financial literacy, work skill lessons and know-how that they need to succeed in life.”

All volunteers will receive hands-on training to make sure they are ready to go into the classroom and teach the curriculum. 

In the elementary setting, JA consists of five 45-minute visits. In the middle to high school setting, JA consists of six to seven 45-minute visits, depending on the learning experience. 

To volunteer, visit jaheartland.org/volunteer-today/.

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