Testimonials

Junior Achievement of North Carolina offers effective programming in K-12 classrooms throughout its service area and is fortunate to have many volunteers, educators, parents and students who agree – our programs work!

  

From Volunteers:

"One of my students was so inspired by the Sweet O's Donuts lesson that he went home told his parents all about the lesson and the ingredients for making donuts and they actually made donuts and brought them in for me and his teachers."
- Shalon Maxile, The Pantry

"I never thought 2nd graders would vote for an animal shelter over a toy store to benefit the community."
- Alan Cardoso, Credit Suisse

From Educators:

"A wonderful unit and a fun and easy way to help the students understand community and economics!"
- Sandy Polson, 2nd Grade Teacher, North Chatham Elementary School

"This is a wonderful program.  I have enjoyed finding strategies to support what the JA community volunteers bring into my third grade classroom!"
- Elaine Cansler, Brassfield Road Elementary

"On JA in a Day … Third grade loved their JA Our City program today.  The kids were very interested.  My two volunteers were great with the kids.  Thank you for letting us participate in this program.  It goes very well with our economics unit that we are wrapping up!"
- Amanda Paine, 3rd Grade Teacher, Davis Drive Elementary School

On JA Job Shadow at Credit Suisse:
"This trip provided students with a glimpse into what awaits them in their future and they returned to school more dedicated and diligent as a result."
- Spencer Ziegler/Wake Young Men's Leadership Academy

 

From Students:

In a letters to JA classroom volunteers from Cisco – 6th grade East Wake Middle School students write: 
"Thank you for taking the time to come and teach us about the importance of staying in school and managing our money. I also loved how you taught these things with puzzles, games and workbooks."
"I learned credit is something I should be careful with and I learned the importance of making a budget."

During a JA in a Day at Fidelity Investments – students were asked what Fidelity Investments and Junior Achievement had in common, a 7th grade student from Lowe's Grove Middle School of Durham answered – "they both invest in people"

 

From Our Supporters:

"An investment in our children is an investment in the future of our state." "Developing financial literacy and giving students opportunities to explore potential career paths helps provide a foundation for their future success. Building the workforce of tomorrow begins with opportunities in the classroom."
- Paul Newton, Duke Energy North Carolina State President

"The Genworth Foundation is dedicated to investing in organizations that are helping to strengthen the communities where we operate.  Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina is a highly valued community partner and we are happy to support JA again this year," said Kurt Arehart, Business Competitive Manager at Genworth Mortgage Insurance in Raleigh.

We love hearing how JA has impacted you, your child or your classroom! If you have a JA experience you would like to share with us, please contact Bebee Lee at (919) 821-2100.