Alternative Spring Break | Junior Achievement of New York

Alternative Spring Break

Rollins College students taught JA Our Region® to 4th graders at PS 166 in Queens as part of their Alternative Spring Break in March 2014
Have an Alternative Spring Break adventure in the "greatest city in the world" – New York City!
Let JA New York support you to create a memorable and meaningful volunteer experience. Use your experience, knowledge, and insight to inspire NYC, Long Island, and Hudson Valley students.
*Note: travel and accommodation expenses are not covered.

About Alternative Spring Break

What Materials And Support Are Provided?
  • A free two-hour training and orientation session to introduce you to the JA volunteer experience
  • A grade appropriate JA curriculum kit, with everything you need to teach and inspire your class
  • Placement in a local, high-needs school to provide you and your group with a positive and rewarding team volunteer experience
  • Onsite support, guidance and trouble-shooting during your volunteer experience
  • Opportunity to share your volunteer experience with your friends and family and engage their support of your JA Alternative Spring break Experience through the "Sponsor My Classroom" initiative
  • Photographs of your volunteer experience
  • PR/media opportunities (optional)
Is Prior Teaching Experience Necessary?
No! All you need is enthusiasm and a desire to help students become more successful. A JA program manager will support you throughout the entire volunteer experience. In addition, the classroom teacher will always be present to lend a helping hand.
What Benefits Are There To Volunteering With JA New York?
  • Build your resume with a strong and renowned non-profit organization
  • Become part of a global network of Junior Achievement volunteers – JA operates around the world
  • Gain presentation and teaching skills, while providing teambuilding opportunities to your particular organization
  • Create meaningful connections with students and teachers
How Do We Get Started?
When you decide that volunteering with JA New York is a good fit for your group, we can set up a date and time to provide your team with training then connect you with a school. JA and the classroom teacher will provide on-site assistance as your team leads an exciting day of learning for your students.
Please contact Carly Smith to begin planning your Alternative Spring Break adventure in NYC, Long Island, or Hudson Valley.

Our College and University Partners

  • Baruch College
  • Boston University
  • Hofstra University
  • Kingsborough College
  • Longwood University
  • New York University
  • Rollins College
  • Slippery Rock University
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • Wartburg College


  • "JA activities support our college and career readiness expectations as they bridge connections to real world experiences and professions" – Hazel Cruz, PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Teacher
  • "I learned that running a business includes a lot of work! You have to know how to run it, how much to pay your employees and much more." – PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Guess what? A volunteer from Junior Achievement came to my class! I learned that cities are places to live, eat, work and play." – Justin, PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement has given me my blueprint for success in college and beyond. JA has allowed me to grow as a student, entrepreneur, and as a future college student." – Kaiyell Pettie

    -Junior Achievement Alumnus
  • "JA volunteers give children tangible examples of the unlimited opportunities available to them."

    -Junior Achievement Volunteer

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