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Junior Achievement: Providing Virtual Volunteers and Digital Lesson Plans for South Carolina Educators and Parents
Junior Achievement (JA) of Greater South Carolina has adjusted our delivery model in order to support K-12 educators by providing free online resources focused on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. This is in an effort to continue to inspire our students to thrive in an ever changing world: JA is doing this so that students can spend more time planning for and dreaming about tomorrow, and less time worrying about today. Materials include traditional programming converted into formats that overlap with South Carolina education standards which can be used by teachers or parents to guide their students through age appropriate curriculum.
Working with our education and corporate partners we are distributing these financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship education programs to young people in the safety of their own homes. https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-usa/teacher-resources
In addition to the online catalogue of resources we are asking our dedicated volunteers to assist us by recording themselves sharing a JA Career Speaker lesson or by volunteering to attend a live virtual classroom and speak to students directly about their careers.
Casey Pash, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina, stated, "For more than 51 years Junior Achievement has pivoted and adjusted to our changing world, offering career readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy education even in the toughest of times. We are ready to meet this challenge and to be a solution provider to our educators, parents and students." For more information on how you can help, visit our website at centralsc.ja.org or call 803-252-1974.
About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 4.6 million students per year in 106 markets across the United States. Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina reached over 13,000 students in South Carolina during the 2018-2019 school year.
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."