Would you like JA to be a part of your school? The first step is to let the principal and teachers know you are interested. Make a list of interested teachers, along with any questions or concerns they might have. Encourage them to visit this website for additional information. Once you have an interested group, choose a coordinator or spokesperson to contact us.
The next step is to consider which companies in your area might be willing to sponsor the classes. JA programs are offered at no cost to the public schools. This is facilitated if we can find a company to financially "adopt" your school. JA will work directly with companies and others you identify in order to secure funding. Many companies also give paid volunteer time, or matching funds to the school based on volunteer hours.
Now, contact potential parent volunteers through your PTA network. JA can assist you in identifying volunteers and will provide all the information and materials needed to conduct a program. Many schools use parent volunteers exclusively, and find the tie-in with working parents to have many benefits.
And last, have fun! This is a dynamic, rewarding program that has a time-tested reputation as a positive, enriching experience.
This is a flexible program, and we are eager to work with you in the most effective way possible. You might be the spark, but you
may find someone else that is eager to assume the role of school coordinator. Don't feel obligated simply because it was your idea! The most important thing is for you to get JA in your classroom and experience the amazing rewards it has to offer!
How will JA work at your school? Some schools launch JA in every class at the start. Others build slowly, adding one or two classes each year. Some schools teach a specific curriculum to a select handful of classes year after year. JA has something for every school, teacher, student and volunteer. We tailor our programs to fit each school's needs.
For more information, contact us.