Superintendent Vitti was the catalyst for a program that began in March and will impact more than 5,000 students in Duval County. Titled D.A.I.L.Y. (District Administrators Investing in the Lives of Youth), he and nearly 240 employees from the District are serving as Junior Achievement (JA) volunteers in elementary and secondary schools.
All District employees, including supervisors, chiefs, directors and coordinators, have been trained by Junior Achievement program staff to teach five JA lessons throughout the 2013 school year.
“Early feedback tells us that Superintendent Vitti’s goals of exposing District staff to the classroom, influencing a greater appreciation of teachers, administrators and District staff for each other, and bringing additional financial literacy programs to students are being accomplished,” said Steve St. Amand, President of Junior Achievement of North Florida.
St. Amand continues, “Because of Dr. Vitti and the District staff, Junior Achievement’s programs will reach 5,000 K-12 students who would not otherwise have received those programs. The District staff people are proving to be exemplary JA volunteers.”
D.A.I.L.Y. will prepare thousands of Duval county students with the skills and knowledge they need for future success and making smart economic choices. All program materials used for this initiative were paid for by the Jim Moran Foundation. This initiative could not have been undertaken without their generous support.
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. JA programs educate and inspire youth about the connection between education and success in the workplace, and give them hope for the future.
Stay tuned to http://www.jajax.com for updates on this special initiative.