The purpose of Junior Achievement is to teach students about work readiness, entrepreneurship, & financial literacy. Since it’s important to introduce these principles to students at an early age, in the Grand Forks area, we offer Junior Achievement to all public elementary school teachers for their students. This partnership approach to education enhances the social studies curriculum by bringing community/business volunteers into the classrooms to present five or six, 1-hour economic related lessons. Not only does JA make learning economics fun, but volunteers also offer firsthand information about business and careers, as well as model lessons in character and volunteerism. JA emphasizes the importance of education and how it connects to the world of work. Our objective is to make learning relevant & help prepare our students to be conscientious citizens, productive employees & successfully compete in a global marketplace.
As the kick-off campaign to the Junior Achievement program, each year an Appreciation and Information Luncheon is held in December. Reserve a spot at the Junior Achievement Luncheon on December 17th and find out more about this partnership in education teaching financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work place skills (and at NO cost to you!)
Contact Joyce Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701 746-2205, Ext 7165 - leave your name and phone number so you can be called back to confirm your seat for the luncheon.
If you want to learn more right know about how you can become a Junior Achievement Volunteer, please see the attached information that also includes the program history and description, what teachers and volunteers are saying about their experience, and the volunteer registration form.