Financial Cents has partnered with Junior Achievement of Chicago, to advance student financial awareness and knowledge while providing supplemental learning experiences to help young people develop the competence, confidence and character to make smart academic and economic decisions.
What is Junior Achievement all about?
Junior Achievement (JA) gives young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Corporate and community volunteers deliver relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. JA programs empower students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world – enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school.
How can I be involved?
Volunteers help bring the JA experience to more schools and students in our community. Junior Achievement makes volunteering fulfilling, with flexible scheduling options. The JA curriculum provides everything you need to make participation in JA interactive and engaging for the students.
For as little as an hour a week, you can make a difference in the lives of young people in your community. Your Junior Achievement experience will leave you feeling proud, energized and hopeful about a better future for our young people.
If you would like to learn more about Junior Achievement, please visit: www.jachicago.org. You can also find Junior Achievement of Chicago on Facebook and Twitter.
If you would like to get information about JA volunteer events NIU will be partnering with, please contact Financial Cents at FinancialCents@niu.edu or by phone at 815-753-HELP.