Junior Achievement is currently looking for individuals who can volunteer to share their workforce and life experiences with students.

The volunteers will teach children the difference between a want and a need, how to balance a checkbook, how to be successful in a global economy, etc.

Junior Achievement offers interactive programs for kindergarten through twelfth grade focused on financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness. The K-12 delivery system provides the training, materials, and support necessary to bolster the chances for student success. As teachers request the program, help is arranged for business people and local community members to visit a classroom in their community to interact with the students.

Last school year, Junior Achievement impacted Richland County by having 80 programs take place. This year, that number is expected to grow.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Cheryl Thomas at 419-529-7310 or cheryl@jaofnco.org.

You can also learn more about the programs Junior Achievement offers at the website: www.jaofnco.ja.org.

View the related PDF to see a list of open classes that are in need of volunteers.