Junior Achievement searching for volunteers to teach financial literacy, entrepreneurship and more to students

MOLINE – Junior Achievement of the Heartland is looking for volunteers to teach students about work and career readiness in K-12 classrooms. Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed. Dougal Nelson, President & CEO of JA of the Heartland said they are looking for community members, parents or guardians, retired teachers, corporate partners and more to go into the classroom and share the JA lessons.

“Junior Achievement has an urgent and critical need for JA volunteers in the classroom right now,” Nelson said. “We want to make sure we meet the needs and expectations of our schools and their students. Without these JA learning experiences, many students won’t receive the financial literacy, work skill lessons and know-how that they need to succeed in life.”

Each person that volunteers will receive hands-on training to make sure they are 100% ready to go into the classroom and share the curriculum. They will be provided with a guide book and all materials needed to be successful.

In the elementary setting, JA consists of five 45-minute visits. In the middle to high school setting, JA consists of six to seven 45-minute visits, depending on the learning experience. To volunteer, visit https://jaheartland.org/volunteer-today/