Why become a classroom volunteer?

Classroom volunteers deliver JA's nationally recognized curriculum to local classrooms while empowering young people with the confidence and skills needed for success in school, work and life.  The curriculum informs K-12 grade students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.  It also addresses other important areas like a want versus a need and how to balance a checkbook. Now that you have some of those life skills under your belt, you are the perfect candidate to mentor the next generation and prepare them for the future! Your classroom visits will reinforce the value of education and the importance of staying in school. 
 

What's the time commitment?

JA One a Day - One day per week for 5-8 weeks, 30 minutes to 1 hour per session.

JA Days – One or two half-day presentation commitment to provide the same curriculum as a traditional class visit, but all sessions are provided  over one or two days.

JA Tag Team - Two individuals can team up to partner with a class and teach all five sessions together or alternate weeks until all sessions are complete.

JA Relay – A team of five individuals can team up to partner with one class and alternate presenting the curriculum over a series of five weeks. Each team member would commit to teaching one session.

 

Training

JA provides in-person group trainings or online training to accommodate your needs. Each volunteer is provided a program kit containing all information and materials for each lesson, including a guidebook with detailed instructions and teaching points.

 

How do I volunteer?

It's easy to become a Junior Achievement volunteer!  Contact Cait Sojka at 816-561-3558 x18 or via email at csojka@jagkc.org for more information.  Young people are waiting to learn crucial life lessons from a mentor like YOU!