I just completed my fourth set of sessions volunteering for Junior Achievement.
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.

The first year I had a 4th grade and the last three 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 volunteering. It does not require a lot of your time.

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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Yesterday I finished volunteering in a 3rd grade classroom for Junior Achievement. 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 3rd year of volunteering, the first year was 4th grade and the past two 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.

I feel it is very important to teach children about money and finances when they are young and Junior Achievement is an important part in that.

Through Junior Achievement, business professionals volunteer their time in area classrooms to teach financial lessons to students. Each session is 5 visits to the classroom, with each visit between 30 to 45 minutes. It gives the students a different perspective to hear from someone other than their teacher and parents. It is also different to hear from people actually in certain jobs and professions.

I have volunteered for Junior Achievement the past two years and am looking forward to doing it again this year. It is fun to see how the kids react to the information and as some of the teachers have said the kids enjoy listening to someone else for a change. It is also amazing how attached you can get to the kids by only spending a total of a few hours with them. Most of the kids are excited when you come and enjoy the lessons.

I saw this article today about If College Financial Literacy programs can reverse Student Debt Default trend.

The Junior Achievement program in the Fargo Moorhead area still has classrooms that are in need of volunteers for this school year. It is a very rewarding experience and only requires a few hours of time. Once you sign up and are assigned a classroom, you will receive all of the materials needed and a handbook with the information needed to lead the lessons.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, contact Junior Achievement Program Coordinator Nancy Eckman at nancyeckman@jaum.org or 701-241-8628.

Nancy Kvamme

I did my first session of Junior Achievement lessons today, for this year.  Last year was the first time I had volunteered for Junior Achievement.  Through Junior Achievement business people volunteer in classrooms to teach financial matters to school kids.  The lessons are 5 sessions and the material is all ready for you.  Last year I did it one day a week for 5 weeks and this year we are doing it 5 days in a row.  The sessions run from 30 minutes to an hour. 

It is fun to see the way the kids react to the information.   And like some of the teachers have said, that the kids enjoy listening to someone else once in awhile.

Last year I volunteered for a fourth grade class and this year I am doing 3rd grade.

It is a very rewarding experience and would highly recommend giving it a try.

This morning I attended the <a href=http://www.jaum.org>Junior Achievement</a> Fundraising Breakfast. I started <a href=http://countingdollars.blogspot.com/2010/04/volunteering-for-junior-achievement.html>volunteering</a> for Junior Achievement last spring.

Through Junior Achievement, business professionals volunteer their time in area classrooms to teach financial lessons to students. Each session is 5 visits to the classroom, with each visit between 30 to 45 minutes. It gives the students a different perspective to hear from someone other than their teacher and parents. It is also different to hear from people actually in certain jobs and professions.

The guest speaker this morning was NDSU President, Dean Bresciani. He opened by saying he was suppose to be a diesel mechanic or fry cook. His parents were immigrants and higher education was beyond the boundaries of his father’s aspirations for him. He told him that no matter the economy, everyone would need automobiles so the need for mechanics and everyone would need to eat.

I feel it is very important to teach children about money and finances when they are young and Junior Achievement is an important part in that.

Contact <a href=http://www.jaum.org>Junior Achievement</a> if you are interested in donating either your time or financially. Locally, it costs $26 per student for Junior Achievement lessons.