JA volunteers are from a variety of professions and backgrounds, and most important of all, really want to be in the classroom. The volunteers serve as role models and enrich the activities with their own life experiences and business knowledge. The teacher and volunteer form a team in which the volunteer conducts the class; the teacher assists when necessary and reinforces the material during the week.
- JA Be Entrepreneurial
- JA Company Program
- JA Exploring Economics
- JA Personal Finance
- JA Career Success
All of the Junior Achievement’s programs are funded through area business contributions and private foundations and is, therefore, offered without cost to high schools.
The program materials are packaged in a complete, self-contained kit including detailed activity plans, informative workbooks for students and everything necessary for a successful experience for students, teachers, and volunteers. Orientation is provided for volunteers and teachers. Junior Achievement of Southwest Connecticut provides continual support and assistance to both teachers and volunteers throughout the duration of the program.
- Actual 2016/2017: 861
- Projected 2017/2018: 861
Participating Schools – 2016-2017.
Supporting Partners – 2016-2017.
— updated August 16, 2016 —