Volunteer with Junior Achievement

A kind and encouraging word from a caring adult can sometimes make the difference between success and despair in the daily life of a child. Particularly for students whose caregivers may be overwhelmed or struggling to make their way.  As compassionate community members, it can be difficult or time consuming to get involved with young people in need, no matter how much we may care.

If you are looking for a way to give back, but simply cannot commit to a long-term, ongoing mentoring relationship with an individual child or group of youngsters, Junior Achievement of Delaware can help. JA provides structured interactions around fully-developed curriculum lessons that are presented in a classroom setting with a defined start and end with prescribed roles and timelines for adults and students. 

All of JA volunteers serve as role models to help young people better understand economic concepts in order to become successful in the workplace and in life.  JA volunteers come from all walks of life, but they all have a common vision: Sharing a message of hope and opportunity with each and every young person they reach.

Junior Achievement is passionate about inspiring kids to learn the economics of life through free enterprise education.  JA enables caring adults to share their experience with students by showing them what it takes to obtain a rewarding career.  Through this dynamic interaction between volunteers and students, JA promotes active learning and brings theory to life.

While some of our programming brings theory to life in simulations of real-life (e.g. JA Biztown and JA Finance Park), in JA Career Challenge, students can learn through participating in authentic professional development scenarios. Developed in partnership with Delaware Society for Human Resource Management (DESHRM), JA Career Challenge gives high school students practice in live networking, one-on-one interviewing, and other essential soft-skill development.

 

Volunteer Today To Make A Difference

A modest investment of your time could literally transform a student's life: encouraging them to dream, helping them imagine bigger possibilities for their future, giving them hope.  Please join us today. Click the button below and fill out a short interest form, and we will get back to you right away.