What teachers say about their JA experience:
I appreciate Junior Achievement's involvement with my students. I believe many of them will benefit in the future from lessons learned through this program. Some students had never before looked at a cover letter, for instance, but now they know it's an integral part of the job application process and the basics of what goes into one. Not only have students learned this concept, they learned it in an upbeat, engaging lesson. I also strongly believe the students benefit from seeing and hearing from business owners and bosses from the "real world," the people they hope to work for or emulate someday.
It is in my opinion that the Junior Achievement program has been very beneficial to our students. The curriculum set by the program covers many of the initiatives that are in the College and Career Readiness curriculum, therefore it helps show students new and alternate strategies to what they have been taught.
Junior Achievement has been extremely beneficial for my middle school students. They have been able to learn about economics, finance, and about the history of labor in the United States. It has enabled the students to connect real world situations to what they are learning here at Caudill. The Junior Achievement volunteers are great with my students and truly take the time to help them when necessary. They're a fresh face in the classroom to begin, but become a welcome member of our classroom by the end of the program. The opportunity to participate in Junior Achievement not only benefits my curriculum but my students' experiences as well. They enjoy the sessions, activities, and games and we refer to the materials long after the programs have ended. Thank you for providing this program to my students!