On November 9, 2017, I was privileged to spend the school day with ACA fifth and sixth grade students, teachers and parent volunteers at Junior Achievement’s JA Biz Town located in Des Moines. This wonderful culmination for their quarter-long learning and their social studies class taught them a wide variety of skills in a real life situation.
Junior Achievement is a wonderful educational resource program that ACA began to implement a number of years ago. The purpose for its adoption was to provide more economic, employment skills and financial literacy into our social studies curriculum.
Each year we are blessed to have incredible ACA parent volunteers trained to carry out the various responsibilities to assist the students in the numerous businesses and industries at JA Biz Town. During their unit long study and the day long on-site learning, these experiences allow the students to more fully understand commerce and economics. A big blessing at Ankeny Christian Academy are the number of parent/guardians who volunteer consistently to enhance our school offerings and programs!
As we experience our second-quarter, there are needs we still have for second semester. Might you be willing to help? Junior Achievement Adult Volunteers are still needed in Mrs. England’s K class, Miss Hult’s K class and Miss Kline’s first grade class. Please contact me if you would like to view the materials and would prayerfully consider this opportunity to help teach during second semester. I am hopeful that individuals will contact me and be available to experience a 40 minute training to teach 3-5 times in one classroom second semester. The instructor's manual and all materials are included and very enjoyable to deliver to the learners. Classroom teachers stay in the classroom and are “guides on the side” while Junior Achievement parent /guardians instructors deliver the information to the children.
I am willing to convey information to you regarding this opportunity should you decide you’d like to know more about this incredible program and how you might become involved!