Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Issues: Children & Youth
Location: 4600 Cox Road Suite 107 Glen Allen VA 23060 USA
We are the passionate people behind a movement that seeks to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business and economics to improve the quality of their lives. Mission: To participate in the education of students in Central Virginia so that each child understands and believes in their potential to succeed in our global economy and in life. Vision: Junior Achievement will be the essential partner in a relationship between the educators and business leaders of Central Virginia for the benefit of all of our youth. Purpose: To bring role models from our business community into the classroom to deliver relevant educational programs about entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness enhanced by their own real world experiences. Long Term Aspiration: To be recognized by businesses, educators, and policymakers around the world as the premier organization for inspiring and preparing young people around the world to become successful, contributing members of the global society, and for uniting people of all nations around the common goals of creating jobs, building stable economies, and providing higher standards of living.
Programs: In Junior Achievement's elementary school programs, children learn concepts and skills in each grade that build on those taught in preceding grades. This sequential approach is designed to show students how the market system works, its relationship to democratic values and their responsibilities in this system. Students learn how and why people assume roles as citizens, consumers, workers, and employers. Each grade-level program includes five required, hands-on activities designed to help young students develop appropriate decision-making and workplace skills. The concepts and skills taught are particularly relevant to their social studies classes and can be integrated with the general school curriculum.
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My organization - Virginia529 - has volunteered with Junior Achievement for three years now - and we keep adding volunteers. JA provides services to thousands of students in Central Virginia every year - from K-12, at all area schools. JA enjoys strong community support and excellent programs focusing on financial literacy, ethics in the workplace and many other programs throughout the year. JA provides important assistance to the community - and they allow us the opportunity to volunteer and work with kids of all ages from across the region as they enhance their skills and learn to become productive members of society.
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