Junior Acheivement Opportunities

FPA, working in partnership with Junior Achievement, provides the bridge between financial literacy and education by teaching kids the financial planning process, their role in the economy, and the importance of education to their success in life. FPA and JA Worldwide’s national alliance launched during FPA’s Financial Planning Week®, October 1-7, 2007. The national alliance asks for FPA chapters to work with their local Junior Achievement area offices to make valuable programs available to children around the country by providing an essential educational resource–volunteers. Junior Achievement will provide the training, program materials and support to match FPA volunteers with schools requesting Junior Achievement program.

Upcoming Opportunities to Get Involved:

November 18 2017

Program Model:  JA Symposium
Location:  Junior Achievement office (201 South Tryon Street)
Time:  9:00am-2:00pm (lunch provided)
Curriculum:  JA Personal Finance and JA Career Success (select lessons from each program).
JA Contact:  Hannah Heidenreich (hheidenreich@jacarolinas.org; 704.295.4882) 

During a high school symposium, a large group of students is divided up into teams consisting of 5-8 students who are assigned a table volunteer/facilitator.  A presenter leads the entire group through the introduction of each lesson followed by the table volunteers/facilitators guiding their smaller groups through discussions and activities.   

The program will use select lessons from both JA Personal Finance and JA Career Success.  Students participating in the program are coming from multiple high schools and are part of a Wake Forest University outreach program. I’m copying Hannah Heidenreich on this email as she has more information to share about the program.   

December 1, 2017

Program Model:  JA in a Day
Location:  Rocky River High School (off Albemarle Road and 51 in Mint Hill)
Time:  7:15am-2:15am (lunch provided)
Curriculum:  JA Personal Finance
JA Contact:  Amy Korb (akorb@jacarolinas.org; 704.563.4863) 

During this High School JA in a Day program, volunteers will work with five session JA Personal Finance curriculum.  

Throughout the course of the day, volunteers lead students through activities and discussions that provide practical information about personal finance focusing on earning and saving money, budgeting, using credit, and protecting one’s personal finances.   

Because of the in-depth nature of the program, volunteers will be asked to prepare and teach two lessons (Lessons 2-3 or Lessons 4-5) which they will teach to four different groups of students.  Each class period, students will rotate classrooms until they receive all four of the sessions taught that day.   JA will provide all materials, training and support for volunteers to be successful in the classroom.  

It will be very exciting because in a single day, volunteers will reach all 10th graders currently enrolled in a Civics and Econ class at the school.