Northwest District Receives Funds from Nordson Corporation

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Northwest District Receives Funds from Nordson Corporation

Nordson Corporation grant dollars will help expand Junior Achievement’s JA in a Day to Chippewa Valley 8th grade students.

Eau Claire, WIJunior Achievement (JA) of Wisconsin, Inc. received $15,000 grant dollars from Nordson Corporation to support continued JA efforts to provide programming to local middle school students in Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire. These grant dollars will help JA continue to reach students at three local middle schools as well as expand the programming to other middle schools, especially local rural schools. The Junior Achievement Career Exploration programs equip students by teaching them about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. The goal is to provide career exploration opportunities throughout our communities.

“Our local committee has a strong commitment to continuing the quality educational opportunities that are available in our area” said Shannon Potts of the Nordson Corporation Wisconsin Community Affairs Committee. “Programs like Junior Achievement fit well within this area of focus and strengthen our local communities. By actively participating in Junior Achievement, students gain knowledge of a variety of career opportunities and skills, helping them to become not only great employees, but self-sufficient members of our society. “

 

The Nordson Corporation’s investment in Junior Achievement of Northwest Wisconsin will help Junior Achievement provide Career exploration programming to area students as well as help area schools in their efforts to meet Department of Public Instruction mandates that expect all middle school students to have a career plan and access to career exploration. 

“JA programs help prepare our young people for the ‘real’ world by bringing in a business volunteer to show them how to make money, manage their finances and how to create jobs which makes our communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking at work." said Junior Achievement Director, Susan Peterson.

About Junior Achievement (JA) Junior Achievement (JA) is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to educating 2-12 students about entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness through experiential hands-on programs. District staff collaborates with more than 690 volunteers and 670 teachers, educating 16,000 students throughout northwestern and southern Wisconsin last school year. For more information visit us at http://wisconsin.ja.org/northwest-district or call 715-835-5566.

About Nordson: Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for the precision dispensing of adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials, polymers,  plastics and other materials, fluid management, test and inspection, UV curing and plasma surface treatment, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service.  Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and finishing.  Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries.  Visit Nordson on the web at http://www.nordson.com, @Nordson_Corp, or www.facebook.com/nordson.

Greenfield High School Students Win Wisconsin JA Business Challenge

Milwaukee – Nearly 60 of the best and brightest student “CEOs” in Wisconsin competed in Junior Achievement’s annual JA Business Challenge Championship sponsored by and hosted at Acuity on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. 

Student teams from Greenfield High School and Rice Lake High School, the top teams at the end of the day-long competition, earned scholarships and prizes.

"The Junior Achievement Business Challenge provides a great opportunity for high school students to work as a team with their classmates, along with a local business professional volunteer, to gain the business acumen and leadership skills they will need to successfully participate in the global economy,” said Tim Greinert, President of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin.

Ben Salzmann – president and CEO of the event sponsor and host Acuity – agrees: "Acuity is pleased to be the sponsor of the Wisconsin JA Business Challenge Championship. This event provides students statewide with valuable experiences, preparing them to be the business leaders of tomorrow.”

A total of 23 teams from 18 Wisconsin high schools tested their knowledge at making a fictional product and running a virtual business through a hands-on computer simulated business strategy tournament using JA Titan. Each team made make their own business decisions regarding price, production, marketing, capital investment, and research and development. The success or failure of the company depended on how well the students manage these key decisions.

Additionally, students learned how business decisions are made, the importance of education and work experience, and the valuable skills needed to succeed from guest speakers Paige Nelson and Corbin Mosher of Acuity.

The following are the final results from the day-long competition:

Title Champions/First Place earned a $1,000 educational scholarship per participant

Greenfield High School
Isaiah Kleszczynski
Juan Olmos-Garcia

 (L to R- Isaiah Kleszczynski and Juan Olmos-Garcia)

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Place earned a $500 educational scholarship per participant

Rice Lake High School
Michael Klonowski
William Wagner

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Place earned a $100 Kohl’s gift card per participant

Greenfield High School
Pratyusha Emkay
Nick Kleszczynski
Hannan Mirza

 

Consolation Winners also earned a $100 Kohl’s gift card per participant

Appleton North High School
Henry Ptacek
Andrew Wilks

 

Appleton North High School
Jaddin Cross
Katelyn Lamers

 

Shawano High School
Payden Buck
Shawn Klemens
Allion Senzig

Apply for a Kohl's Field Trip Grant

Your school can visit Junior Achievement with a grant from Kohl's!

Grants can be used for the 2017-2018 school year. Open to specific schools in predetermined Wisconsin counties. See Official Rules at Kohls.com/FieldTrip for full details. Registration opens February 13, 2017.

Junior Achievement of the Coulee Region Benefit from RSM Birdies Fore Love Initiative

RSM, the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – is celebrating its strong tradition of giving back to the La Crosse community by presenting a check for $4,053 to support Junior Achievement of the Coulee Region.
 
Funds from RSM’s Birdies Fore Love Program will support JA programs for 3,857 students in 190 classes in La Crosse County and the community of La Crescent, MN.
 
Through its Birdies Fore Love program, RSM’s La Crosse office selects a non-profit that supports children and families, donating 100 percent of funds raised back to the charitable organization.
 
Pictured (left to right) are Susan Peterson (Junior Achievement), Tamera Wagner (Junior Achievement), and Janine Garvin (RSM US).
 
RSM supports the 86 cities nationwide where its employees, partners, and principals live and work through ongoing volunteer activities and fundraising efforts, including Birdies Fore Love, a nationwide fundraising initiative related to The RSM Classic, a PGA TOUR tournament event for which RSM is the title sponsor.
 

Why JA: Graduation Rates and College Readiness

The Challenge

According to the U.S. Department of Education, the high school graduation rate hit a record high of 82 percent in the 2013-14 school year. Despite this positive news, the overall graduation rate is still off pace to achieve the GradNation campaign’s goal of 90 percent by 2020. The graduation rates of African-American and Hispanic students are also improving; however, they remain behind those of their white peers. Additionally, once graduating high school, only 59 percent of students enrolling in college complete a four-year degree within six years, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

 

The Role of JA

The mission of Junior Achievement (JA) is to inspire and prepare young people for success. JA does this by bringing volunteer role models from the community into the classroom to share their experiences with students and to facilitate JA’s proven programs. The programs, which cover financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, help students make the connection between what they learn in school and how it applies to their lives. The JA experience helps students better understand the importance of school as a means to becoming successful adults.

 

Proof of Impact

The JA experience has been shown to influence positive behavioral outcomes using scientifically valid evaluation. JA programs increase knowledge and influence attitudes in a way that results in students’ increased self-efficacy. This fosters selfbelief and sense of purpose which are necessary for students to overcome challenges that might otherwise prevent them from graduating high school or succeeding at higher education. A 2016-17 evaluation shows that JA Alumni have larger high school graduation rates and higher education completion rates than those of the general U.S. population. Simply said, Junior Achievement works.

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin awards more than $35,500 in scholarships

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, in partnership with the Junior Achievement Women's Association, is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's scholarships. More than $35,500 will be awarded to 14 students across the state of Wisconsin. Recipients are college and high school students who have participated in JA programming or have volunteered for JA.

Congratulations to all of our scholarship recipents!

 

Allison Raddant Shawano High School Student Volunteer
Alexander Reinke Milwaukee High School Student Volunteer
Robert Wenman Mosinee High School Student Volunteer
Andrew Bailey Appleton High School Student Participant
Brett Benning Cedarburg High School Student Participant
Adam Gergetz Jackson High School Student Participant
Natalie Hagenow Sussex High School Student Participant
Kathryn Kugel Shawano High School Student Participant
Stephanie Lo Milwaukee High School Student Participant
Justin Natzke Marathon High School Student Participant
Melissa Oxtoby Howards Grove High School Student Participant
John Metzinger Wausau/Eau Claire College Student Volunteer
Eli Miller Madison College Student Volunteer
Chineva Smith Milwaukee Schreyer Scholarship

 

Kohl’s Cares Donates $1 Million to Junior Achievement of Wisconsin

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., (June 14, 2016) – Today Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) announced a donation of $1 million over three years to Junior Achievement of Wisconsin (JA) for continuing support of the JA Kohl’s Education Center. The donation comes from Kohl’s philanthropic program, Kohl’s Cares®, which sells children’s books and soft toys and donates 100 percent of the net profit to benefit children’s initiatives. The additional funding allows JA to provide students in southeastern Wisconsin with exceptional educational opportunities, including JA BizTown® and JA Finance Park® programming.

“Kohl’s is proud to partner with Junior Achievement of Wisconsin and encourages their innovative efforts to increase student success and graduation rates,” said Jen Johnson, Kohl’s vice president of corporate communications. “The JA Kohl’s Education Center continues to be a popular destination for Wisconsin schools and supports the development of future business leaders.”

Ninety percent of students who visit the JA Kohl’s Education Center attend schools from the metro district, a four-county area including Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties. Students attending schools within a 90-mile service range of the facility also participate. The students range from 4th-6th grade for JA BizTown and 7th-12th grade for JA Finance Park. Over the next three years, funding from Kohl’s Cares will impact 60,000 area students and 12,000 adults (teachers/volunteers) involved with the JA Kohl’s Education Center.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Kohl’s,” says Tim Greinert, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin’s president. “This funding will significantly enhance the learning applications offered to local students through the JA Kohl’s Education Center. Engaging these students early on in a meaningful and memorable way will help arm them with the skills they need as adults.”

JA will also produce enhanced online training videos for teachers and volunteers. The new training module will assist educators when working with the students during the simulation portion of the programs hosted at the JA Kohl’s Education Center. In addition to training improvements, funding will support several new student activities for the JA Finance Park program designed to enhance teen financial literacy skills.

An initial $3 million donation from Kohl’s Cares in 2010 allowed JA to build the JA Kohl’s Education Center and provide Milwaukee’s students with additional business, financial literacy and entrepreneurship education. Since then, Kohl’s and Kohl's Cares have committed more than $5.7 million to Junior Achievement.

For more information on Kohl’s philanthropic efforts, visit www.kohls.com/cares. For more information on the JA Kohl’s Education Center and JA Capstone Programs, visit wisconsin.ja.org.

About Kohl’s

Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with more than 1,100 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store, online at Kohls.com and via mobile devices. Committed to its communities, Kohl’s has raised nearly $300 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental initiatives, visit http://www.Kohls.com/Cares. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com.

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About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin is dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. The organization prepares young people for the real world, showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, create jobs which make their communities more robust, and apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Over 160,000 students in the state of Wisconsin put these lessons into action every year and learn the value of contributing to their communities. To become involved, please click here or call (414) 577-3800.

JA BizTown: Created for fourth through sixth grade, JA BizTown is a life-size “city” and interactive program that involves student management of a simulated community and its economy. This includes the operation of the community’s businesses, services and government functions. Students operate the many facets of their town, including producing and selling products and services, earning income, shopping, lending, saving and enforcing laws. This program includes a Kohl’s branded store where students act as consumers and producers as part of their hands-on learning experience.

JA Finance Park: Created for seventh through twelfth grade, JA Finance Park helps students build a foundation for making intelligent, lifelong personal financial decisions through classroom instruction followed by all-day participation in a simulated community. The 19 pre-visit curriculum lessons include rigorous activities and role playing exercises in personal finance including budgeting, consumerism, credit, financial institutions, investing, interest and taxes. In 2015, JA Finance Park programming moved to an entirely-paperless, tablet-based curriculum.

JA Rising Women Luncheon Connects Milwaukee Students with Local Business Leaders

On Thursday, June 9, some of Milwaukee’s top female business leaders gathered at the JA Kohl’s Education Center for JA Rising Women – an event dedicated to empowering young women in business.

The morning started with a mentoring session with more than 20 Milwaukee-area high school students and female business leaders in the community. The mentoring sessions exposed the high school students to high-growth careers and a corporate environment, connected the youth with role models, and gave students the self-confidence and leadership skills they need to be successful in the workplace and community.

"The advice the women gave me was very influential and helpful," said one student. "I loved meeting such a diverse group of women – from different career backgrounds, interests, families, races – that was amazing!”

After the round-table discussions and interactive student-mentor activities, students and mentors were invited to join more than 100 other guests at the JA Rising Women program and luncheon. The program included the presentation of the JA Rising Women award to Dee Dee Pellegin, a key note address from Brewers Community Foundation Executive Director Cecelia Gore, and stories about JA impact from two JA scholarship recipients.

"It gives me great pleasure to see young people eager to strive for a quality of life that is meaningful," said Cecelia Gore. "I congratulate the rising women that are here today for being smart enough to take time out of your busy lives to interact with caring adults who want you to succeed."

It was an inspiring morning for both students and business leaders alike.

See a gallery of photos from the event. Watch a video honoring JA Rising Women award winner Dee Dee Pellegrin.

 

 

 

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JA Celebrates Partnership with Educators Credit Union

On Thursday, June 2, staff and board members from Educators Credit Union celebrated their partnership with Junior Achievement during the official ribbon cutting of the Educators Credit Union Wellness shop in JA BizTown. During the ceremony, the mayor of JA BizTown also declared June 2, 2016, Educators Credit Union Day.

The partnership between Educators and Junior Achievement includes the storefront in JA BizTown, tablets and debit cards used by students in JA Finance Park, as well as teacher training and support of Junior Achievement in Racine County.

“Junior Achievement for many, many years has been working with our local schools to make sure that our young people can bridge what they’re learning in the classroom to the real world,” said Tim Greinert, president of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin. “Financial literacy couldn’t be a more important skill for our young people today.”

A big thank you to Educators Credit Union for their support of JA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JA Career Day in Mequon

Last week, students from Lake Shore Middle School in Mequon experienced a JA Career Day and listened to a variety of career professionals discuss their careers and the paths it took for them to get there. Presenters included a pharmacist, Mequon police officer, IT specialist, director of the Milwaukee bucks, and more. Thanks to all of the volunteers who presented and helped to make this such a wonderful event for the students!

 

 

 

 

Milwaukee Public Schools and JA Continue Partnership

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin is excited to announce that it has extended its partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools and the Learning Journey program through 2021. As part of the MPS Learning Journey, all MPS 5th and 8th graders will be guaranteed programming at JA BizTown and JA Finance Park. The Learning Journey program is facilitated by the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Inc., which is dedicated to providing enhanced learning opportunities for MPS students.

Since the beginning of the MPS Learning Journey in 2012, more than 30,000 MPS students have had to opportunity to visit the JA Kohl's Education Center to learn about budgeting, savings, entrepreneurship, and more.

The 2016 Wisconsin JA Business Challenge

The 2016 JA Wisconsin Business Challenge took place Thursday, April 28, at ACUITY in Sheboygan. It was a full house as 25 teams from around the state competed for top prizes of scholarships and Kohl’s gift cards.

Scroll down to see a gallery of photos from the JA Wisconsin Business Challenge.

The competition was fierce as team Schnickel’s Pickles Inc., from Kohler High School (ECD), took home the top prize of $1,000 scholarships for post-secondary education. Congratulation to Jacob Geldreich, Lucas Wesemann and Josh Konecke.

In second place, Chicken INC from Appleton East High School (WIN) was awarded $500 dollar scholarships for post-secondary education. Team members included Robert Kersten and Sidney Smestad.

Third place went to Sun Prairie High School (Dane) who won $100 gift cards to Kohl’s. Team members were Justus Benson and Noah Reisinger.

The first place teams from each of the remaining industries also received $100 gift cards from Kohl’s.

Exevutive Red Industry – RKD
Racine Area Homeschoolers
Amber Lange
Annah Lange
Juan Carlos Torano

Entrepreneur White Industry – WIN
Bonduel High School
Jaken Spreeman
Janel Wudtke
Scott Gunderson

Investor Yellow Industry – Rock
F.J. Turner High School
Dylan Holloway
John Gagula

 

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New Berlin's JA Jump in to Your Future featured in New Berlin Now

Over the past month, students in New Berlin have had the opportunity to participate in JA Jump in to Your Future events. JA Jump in to Your Future gives students the opportunity to learn about various careers from volunteer speakers who come in to the classroom and discuss their careers.

New Berlin Now featured a story on the JA Jump in to Your Future events. Read the article here.

The 2016 Legends Breakfast

On the morning of Friday, April 22, more than 100 people came to listen to Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame Laureates Craig Culver, found of Culver's restaurants, and John Mellowes, of Charter Manufacturing, share their business expertise and secrets to success. The casual environment allowed guests to hear from the laureates on a personal level. It was a very intimate, insightful, and inspirational morning!

JA student Gavin also spoke about how JA has inspired him. Andrew Weiland from BizTimes Milwaukee moderated the discussion.  Thanks to TEC for sponsoring such a wonderful event.

 

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FOX6 Visits the JA Kohl's Education Center for Tax Day

On Friday, April 16, FOX6 visited the JA Kohl's Education Center for the JA Tax Day event. Students in JA BizTown and JA Finance Park learned how to prepare a 1040-EZ tax form, and then filed their taxes with the JA IRS.

Watch the segment from FOX6 here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy National Volunteer Week!

Happy National Volunteer Week to all of our wonderful Junior Achievement volunteers! Thanks to you, we are able to inspire more than 160,000 Wisconsin students each year to own their economic success. We couldn't to it without it. THANK YOU!

Are you interested in joining the ranks of these amazing volunteers? Learn more here.

Why It's Important to Vote, According to Fifth Graders

Students in JA BizTown tell us why it's important to vote! Get out and rock the vote, Wisconsin!

 

JA Wisconsin hosts UWO Alumni Event

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On Wednesday, March 30, JA Wisconsin was proud to host more than 40 UW Oshkosh alumni at the JA Kohl's Education Center. UWO Chancellor Dr. Andrew Leavitt and UWO Director of Athletics Darryl Sims provided updates on the University, state budget discussions, athletics accomplishments, and more. It was their first visit to JA KEC, and when they entered JA BizTown they had the same excited faces as the JA 5th graders do.

Todd Teske, President, Chairman & CEO of Briggs & Stratton, JA Wisconsin Board Member, and UW Oshkosh alumnus, spoke about how his experiences at UW Oshkosh shaped his life.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this such a wodnerful event!

Two-Thirds of Teens See Borrowers, Not Government, Responsible for Paying Off Student Loan Debt

Junior Achievement Financial Literacy Programs Can Help Teens Make Better Informed Choices about Paying for College

Milwaukee, WI – A new survey of 1,000 teens by Junior Achievement USA and Voya Foundation shows that nearly two-thirds of teens, or 65 percent, believe borrowers are ultimately responsible for paying off their student loans, even if they borrowed more money than they are able to pay off, while 11 percent believe the government should do so. Fewer, 7 percent, believe it is the responsibility of the college and 5 percent think it’s up to the lender to resolve.

The survey was conducted March 1-6 by Opinion Research.

“What this survey shows is that today’s teens need information on how to make informed choices on choosing the best higher education avenue for them and how to pay for it,” said Tim Greinert, president of JA Wisconsin “This is why it’s so critical that our young people have the kinds of financial literacy programs JA offers free to schools in our community.”

Greinert notes that a four-year college education is the second largest investment many people will make in their lifetimes, and yet decisions to take on student debt are made by 17 and 18 year olds who have received little to no financial literacy education. This can result in students assuming more debt than they are able to pay off with their expected future income.

Each year, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin reaches more than 160,000 students in the state with programs focused on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Another resource available to teens, parents, teachers, and school counselors is JA Influencer, a free online resource that explores the opportunities and challenges associated with student loans. A guide titled “Understanding The Student Loan Explosion: Implications for Students and Their Families,” also investigates the various factors students should take into consideration when exploring opportunities in higher education. These include gaining a better understanding of the real costs of going to college and weighing alternatives to a four-year school, such as community college and technical schools.

JA Influencer is the result of support from Voya to reach students through Junior Achievement. Voya has partnered with Junior Achievement since 2001; the partnership is centered on the shared belief in the need to actively prepare and equip future generations to succeed.

The survey also found that 89 percent of teens who responded expect to attend college. Of those, 40 percent expect help in the form of scholarships and grants; 21 percent believe they will receive financial support from their parents and family members; 17 percent plan to work to earn money for college; and approximately 11 percent anticipate taking on student loans to help pay for their higher education. The results represent the findings of an Opinion Research Youth CARAVAN survey conducted among a sample of 1,000 13-17 year olds.  That survey was live March 1-6, 2016. 

About Voya Foundation
Voya Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where Voya Financial® operates and its employees and customers live. Voya Foundation provides grants and establishes signature partnerships in the areas of financial literacy and children's education, and fosters employee engagement to deepen our positive impact on the community. For more information, visit www.voyafoundation.com.

About Voya Financial®

Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2015. The company had $452 billion in total assets under management and administration as of Dec. 31, 2015. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company™. The company is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible — Voya has been recognized as one of the 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, and as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit voya.com or view the company’s 2014 annual report. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.

For more information, contact Megan Olson at 414-577-3826 and molson@jawis.org.

To set up an interview with Tim Greinert, arrange a visit to the JA Kohl’s Education Center, or to request high-resolution images, contact Megan Olson at 414-577-3826 and molson@jawis.org or Jessica Levine at 414-271-0101; jlevine@boelterlincoln.com.

About Junior Achievement of Wisconsin

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc. is dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. The organization prepares young people for the real world, showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, create jobs which make their communities more robust and apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Over 168,000 students in the state of Wisconsin put these lessons into action every year and learn the value of contributing to their communities.

 

New Berlin Elementary Students Jump into Their Future

On Thursday, March 24, students from New Berlin's Ronald Reagan Elementary School participated in JA Jump into Your Future. Students were given the opportunity to interact with professionals from a variety of careers, including a Navy pilot, dietitian, fire fighter, chef, truck driver, and more. Business and community professionals volunteered to serve as guest presenters in the classrooms to discuss and demonstrate aspects of their careers and their journey towards that career.

Each professional presentation included an explanation of the volunteer’s career path, personal stories of interest to elementary students, hands on activities that reinforced information about the presenters career path, educational decisions, the joys and frustrations of the career field, and the relevance of their classroom learning to the world of work.

A big thanks to BuySeasons for providing costumes for the students at the event!

Check out the gallery of photos below to see what the students were able to experience.

 

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