This spring semester Tanya Guydos, Vice President of Iberiabank in Jacksonville, spent time each week teaching a kindergarten class at Hogan Spring Glen Elementary. She volunteered to teach the Junior Achievement program, JA Ourselves, and shared her experiences with JA program director Melissa Covey throughout the Spring.
“Today we did the voting lesson and I was able to get the Supervisor of Elections office to donate I voted stickers, I registered stickers, ballots and other items for them as well. We all “voted” on doing a beautification project for their class and their home. I brought in all the goodies to make flowers pots. One of our clients graciously donated all of the seeds and we had a ball. Ok… we did have to watch the dirt, I would have hated to call the janitor!
Thought I would share with you. Great Friday and such a wonderful group of kids!!”
“They were so excited that I was back and look at the card they made for me for my time I had spent with them! I about started to cry!”
“Today each child received their certificates AND a nickel and a quarter (Lesson #4) to put in their banks to save!”
About JA Ourselves®
JA Ourselves uses storybook characters in read-aloud and hands-on activities to introduce the role people play in an economy. Through engaging, volunteer-led activities, young students learn about individual choices, money, the importance of saving and giving, and the value of work. Learn more about JA Ourselves.
If you are interested in becoming a Junior Achievement volunteer please visit JAjax.com.