My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts, Inc., Springfield, MA, USA
Not many people get to experience JA from a student's point of view as well as a teacher's, but I have! My mother started teaching JA classes when I was in elementary school and I was lucky enough to be in her class! I LOVED the activities and lessons that the volunteers brought to us! There is a perfect balance between fun and learning! If it wasn't for JA, I probably wouldn't have known how to do basic "grown up" things such as writing a check or keeping a budget. They also teach more complex topics, yet they are broken down for children of different ages to understand. There are also some extremely important warnings about credit cards that many older kids need to hear! Each volunteer teacher brings different skills and stories to the table so even if you attend a JA program every year, each class will have different lessons matched to your grade as well as a different role model to learn from. Teaching is also just as rewarding! I jumped at the chance to teach so that other kids could experience JA like I did.
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