MOLINE – Junior Achievement of the Heartland is looking for volunteers to teach students about work and career readiness in grades K-12. Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed. Dougal Nelson, President and CEO of JA of the Heartland, said they are looking for community members, parents or guardians, retired teachers, corporate partners and more to come to class and share the lessons of JA.
“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 will not receive the financial literacy, career skills instruction, and life skills they need to succeed in life.
Each person who volunteers will receive hands-on training to ensure they are 100% ready to enter the classroom and share the program. They will receive a guide and all the necessary material to succeed.
In the elementary setting, JA consists of five 45-minute visits. As part of middle school through high school, JA consists of six to seven 45-minute visits, depending on the learning experience. To volunteer, visit https://jaheartland.org/volunteer-today/