For the month of October I am participating in a 31 day event where bloggers post each day on different topics. I chose the topic of teaching kids about money and finances.

Junior Achievement is a program where business people volunteer in classrooms in the area to teach children about business and financial matters. All of the information and materials are given to the volunteer.

This is my 4th year of volunteering, the first year was 4th grade and the past last years I have done 3rd grade. The 3rd grade curriculum is about businesses and the different zones in cities. We talked about newspaper companies, restaurants and banking.

One of the favorite activities is learning how to write a check.

The curriculum consists of 5 sessions which are 30 – 45 minutes. So it does not require a lot of time.

I have really enjoyed teaching kids about money and getting to know the kids. I think it is amazing how attached you can get to them in only a few hours in a week.

They are usually looking for volunteers, contact your local chapter if you are interested in volunteerig. It does not require a lot of your time.

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One thought on “Junior Achievement

  1. Joyce Larson
    October 10, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Thank you for the post- Junior Achievement is a very worthwhile program for our students! JA teaches studenta about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, workplace skills and so much more! I coordinate Junior Achievement for elementary schools of the Grand Forks Consortium. We are currently looking for classroom volunteers for the current school year. An informational luncheon will be held in December, volunteers & teachers attend a brief training session in January, and then classroom sessions are scheduled between the volunteer and the classroom teacher for the second half of the school year. Please contact Joyce Larson by calling 701 746-2407 Ext.6814 if you have questions or would like to volunteer.