Mission: We are the passionate people behind a movement that seeks to educate and inspire young people to value and have a fundamental understanding of free enterprise, business and economics to improve the quality of their lives.
Geographic areas served: Greater Dallas area
Programs: Elementary school program: various curricula taught by local volunteers to help introduce students to the world of business and free enterprise. 34,319 students served in 2014.
middle grade program: various curricula taught by local volunteers to introduce students to the world of business and free enterprise. 6,314 students served in 2014.
high school program: various curricula taught by local volunteers to help high school students learn more about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. 3,681 students served in 2014.
Last spring, I volunteered to teach my first group of high school seniors. I say, "my first because it won't be my last." For someone who has never taught seniors or been in high school for many years, this was a little out of my comfort zone.
Even though I was comfortable with the course material, JA provided a training session and the teaching materials were so well done. It was easy, organized and exceptional quality.
For six weeks, I spent an hour with these kids and really felt a mutual respect with these students. They were eager to learn the subject matter, participated and asked lots of questions. As seniors, they understood the impact of good and bad financial decisions could have on their lives. Overall, a very rewarding personal experience. Go W.T. White!