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Junior Achievement Students Hatch Entrepreneurship

Susan Hunter Wallace, a first time Junior Achievement volunteer, taught “JA Our Community” and received more than just a few raised hands. As she and the students grew through the JA lesson, the second-graders were inspired to share their project with her.

The second graders at Clinton Elementary were trying their hand at entrepreneurship through hatching chickens. Unfortunately, their progress came to a stop when the chickens were ready to find their forever homes, but no one was available to adopt them.

It was in that moment that Susan realized what she had to do. The volunteer offered to take the chicks to her farm for to join her other chickens. By doing this, she not only adopted some homeless chicks, she also encouraged her students to continue their entrepreneurial journey.

Reflecting on her experience, with every egg she collects from the chickens it makes the time she gave to the second-grade classroom invaluable. “Time that I can give is very worth it.” She said. “Students need to know about opportunities in the community so that they can become successful.”

Her positive experience as a volunteer was shared throughout the community, which enticed three additional volunteers to teach. These additional volunteers gave JA the ability to share entrepreneurial, work readiness and financial literacy lessons to an entire grade level.

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  • "In 4th grade, I learned about being an entrepreneur. I now own my own vending machine company, which helped me earn money to help buy our family dog."

    -Mathews Elementary Student, Plano ISD
  • "I learned that companies are looking for candidates who show they are ready to work hard and have a solid résumé."

    -Kimball High School Student, Dallas ISD
  • "When the business people come in and work with our students, it gives students a real life application and how it relates to their future."

    -Townley Elementary Principal, Irving ISD
  • "Starting with elementary school Junior Achievement I remember it being one of the best parts of the year. I got to have someone new come in and share about their life and how my future could be successful too!"

    -Alum & Volunteer
  • "That experience impacted the trajectory of my career. Today, I owned a 13 year old marketing consulting and coaching firm. Thank you JA for exposing me to my destiny."

    -Alum
  • "We not only make their lives better, but we potentially enrich all of our own lives."

    -Donor

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