With summer closed and fall just beginning, kids are back in school throughout Indiana, but they’re not alone in their return as businessmen and women are volunteering their time to present Junior Achievement of Pulaski County programs to local students. JA volunteers are instrumental in bringing Junior Achievement to life through sharing their personal and professional experiences with students. Combined with Junior Achievement’s age-appropriate curricula, students are able to connect what they learn in school with what they will need to succeed in both work and life.
Each year, more than 100 business professionals, parents, retirees, and college students in Pulaski County dedicate their time to inspire local youth to discover their potential. According to Area Coordinator Julie Dyson, the educational programs focus primarily on three key content areas: entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy. Junior Achievement currently provides programs for grades 1–12 within Pulaski County, with more than 1000 students undergoing the programs this academic year.
The organization is currently seeking volunteers for this year’s programs. Junior Achievement of Pulaski County orients volunteers on how to utilize the user-friendly materials and work with students. Anyone interested in volunteering for the organization should contact Dyson at (574) 721-7212.