Citi’s JA in a Day at Waverly Academy

In partnership with our JA Girl$ program, each year Citibank women return to Waverly Academy to teach JA in a Day.

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Volunteers taught the JA More Than Money program which teaches earning, spending, sharing, and saving money. Students played the Community Game to reinforce their money-management skills and to better understand the role and importance of money in their lives.

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Volunteers taught JA It’s My Business! to older students, during which they discussed knowing customers’ wants and needs, launching effective marketing, and creating detailed business plans.Students began to identify the skills and knowledge needed to start a business. Putting this knowledge into practice they worked in groups to complete a blueprint for a teen club. They identified the first entrepreneurial characteristic, “Fill a Need,” by considering customer needs and brainstorming product design. They wrapped up the assignment by presenting their “Club Blueprint” to the class.

Thank you volunteers for empowering these young ladies with financial and business knowledge!

View more photos from JA in a Day at Waverly Academy here.

About JA in a Day

“JA in a Day” is a unique initiative that allows volunteers to teach all of the lessons of Junior Achievement’s elementary school programs in an intensive and effective one-day effort.

During the course of JA in a Day, students will learn about various aspects of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. At the end of the day, students will receive their JA certificates for completing the program. Click here to learn more.

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JA in a Day with PwC Interns

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A very special thank you to this great group of PwC interns for volunteering to teach JA in a Day at Andrew Robinson Elementary!

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The students enjoyed having the volunteers in their classrooms. From kindergarten to fifth grade, students learned topics including saving money, earning money, businesses and community, entrepreneurship and more.

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JA in a Day is a unique initiative that allows volunteers to teach all of the lessons of Junior Achievement’s elementary school programs in an intensive and effective one-day effort.

During the course of JA in a Day, students will learn about various aspects of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. At the end of the day, students will receive their JA certificates for completing the program.

If you would like to volunteer, or if you’re a teacher who would like  JA in a Day at your school, please contact Tiffany Mackey at 904-398-9944 ext. 230 or email tiffany@jajax.com.

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Junior Achievement volunteers make a difference!

Junior Achievement Volunteers

A want versus a need. How to balance a checkbook. Don’t you wish that someone had taught you those things as you were growing up?

Junior Achievement volunteers bring their enthusiasm and life experiences to the classroom to teach students lessons about money, job preparation, goal setting, and more.

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“I am always amazed at the kids’ reaction and willingness to learn and am truly humbled by the experience,” said Ruth Wright, PwC employee and JA volunteer. “Seeing kids remember topics covered from prior year’s lessons reinforces that the program does work.”

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There are many ways to volunteer with Junior Achievement: classroom programs that span 4-6 weeks, JA in a Day, Reverse Job Shadow, JA Job Shadow™, gender specific JA Boy$ / JA Girl$ programs, and more. Find the one that’s right for you!

The 2016-17 school year starts August 15. Sign up today to become a JA volunteer.

JA in a Day Volunteers

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