Students at Fickett Elementary recently celebrated Junior Achievement Day.
Throughout the day volunteers from UPS taught the students innovative and creative life lessons, applicable to school and their communities.
Junior Achievement’s volunteer-delivered, K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential.
Volunteers positively impacted students with lessons to inspire and prepare them to own their own economic success. The Kindergarten classes learned about “Ourselves” and developed personal economics concepts through the use of stories and activities.
Norma Brown, a JA volunteer, says she is teaching students that communities are a place where we live, work, play, and go to school.
“I think it’s important to have volunteers come and work with the students because it allows the students to see people that work at different business and expose them to other teaching styles and opportunities,” she explained. “It also exposes the children to volunteering.”
First grade students learned about “Families” as volunteers discussed the role of families in the local economy. Additionally, second grade students learned about their communities, third grade examined their city, and fifth grade classes discussed our nation as while as they studied national business operations, job skills and economic issues.
“The volunteers help us learn new things, and they taught us about the different regions,” said Mariah Butler, a fourth grader at Fickett Elementary. “I’ve learned about the regions of the United States, and I learned different facts about Georgia.”
In 2011-2012, Junior Achievement of Georgia impacted over 155,000 students throughout the state with the help from over 5,000 community and corporate volunteers.