JA is the oldest, largest, and fastest-growing non-profit economics education program throughout the world. JA reaches students in grades K-12. All programs are delivered by individual volunteers. JA programs are fun, hands-on programs that teach students the basics of life and equip them with the knowledge and skills to make a better life for themselves. All programs align with national and local curriculum standards. Therefore, educators fully enjoy the opportunity to involve their students.
- Teach fun, interactive lessons about business and free enterprise
- Commit only a few hours a week depending upon the program which program you choose.
- Schedule classroom visits to fit into your schedule (weekly, daily for a week, twice a week, etc.).
- Be provided with classroom materials, step-by-step lesson plans and a 1 hour training session to ensure that you are comfortable entering the classroom.
- Select a grade level and school location, then coordinate visits directly with a classroom teacher – all for your convenience.
- Provide relevance to what students learn; show students the link between education and future opportunity.
The elementary school program consists of five (5) - 30 to 45 minute sessions. Full day opportunities are also available.
The middle grades program consists of six (6) to eight (8) - 45 minute sessions.
The high school program consists of five (5) to ten (10) - 45 minute sessions.
Junior Achievement provides the keys to your success: the training, the curriculum, and a classroom ready to meet you. All you need is your enthusiasm, your life experience, and a willingness to teach children about taking chances and shooting for the stars.
The mentor training takes approximately one hour. Click here to sign up for training.
Mentors are typically business professionals, college students, community members, or parents who want to play an active part in participating in the education of students around them.
Sign up for classes here.
If you want to mentor but have a varying schedule, it may be best to work with a partner. Pick a fellow colleague whom you enjoy spending time with. Collective teaching will make it fun for you and your partner and he/she can always take over the class if you have a meeting. Consider setting aside a day to volunteer at a JA in a Day.
Junior Achievement provides programs to students in the Treasure Valley, Magic Valley, and Southen Idaho.
A mentor could be a valued employee, a retiree, a parent, or a college student. A desire to be an inspirational role model is a must, along with the ability to communicate, motivate, and create enthusiasm.
Start by signing up for a mentor training.
- Participate in an event
- Host a group of students (Job Shadow) to visit your office for one day.
- Recruit Mentors
- Recruit Companies to host Job Shadows
- Help with data entry in our office
- Help rebuild kits
We would love to help you get involved in any way that you can! Contact us for more information on how you can get involved.