I have been a volunteer with Junior Achievement for six years. It has been a great experience going into the classrooms. You are given all of the materials needed to present the lessons. There are five sessions of about 30 to 45 minutes each. It is amazing how connected you get to the students in only a few hours.
With my next opportunity coming up I was thinking of some of my past experiences and why it is important to teach kids about these kids of things. These are some of the experiences from a third grade class.
One student asked if you get to pick out the car you want when you get your driver’s license or if you are just given one.
Many of the students were surprised that you need to pay for room and board and other expenses when you go to college.
Some were afraid of people taking money from their checking and savings accounts.
Each year JAUM partners with more than 8,000 community volunteers to teach our programs to local students. Through age-appropriate curricula, Junior Achievement programs teach children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers, and prepare students to succeed in school and beyond.
For more information of if you are interested in volunteering go to Junior Achievement Upper Midwest