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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT SENDS BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS BACK TO SCHOOL

By ThisIsReno

Across the community, kids of all ages are heading back to school. At the same time, many businesspeople are preparing to do the same—as Junior Achievement volunteers. Each year, more than 200 local business professionals, parents, retirees and college students volunteer to teach programs that will enhance the skills our future leaders needs to succeed in a competitive economy. Junior Achievement of Northern Nevada (JANN) is again looking for outstanding volunteers to teach K-12 students during the 2011-2012 school year. If you are interested in volunteering, call 775-323-8084 or visit, www.renoja.org.

Junior Achievement offers innovative, hands-on programs that are age-specific to meet the needs of all K-12 students. All programs are focused on entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy. The tools provided to each grade level allow students to better understand their community and global economy, preparing them for a bright future. For example, third-grade students learn about careers and how businesses play a key role within a community in Junior Achievement’s Our City® program and High School students learn business-management basics through Junior Achievement’s online program, JA Titan.

“Volunteers are the heart of Junior Achievement and they help empower young people to own their economic success. They inspire our children to discover their potential and find their niches in the 21st century global marketplace,” said Bill Heitman, executive director of Junior Achievement of Northern Nevada. “Without our volunteer’s dedication and excellence, we would not be able to provide enhanced education opportunities to our students.”

All Junior Achievement volunteers are provided with resources and tips on how to teach a successful program, in addition to a one-hour orientation. To learn more about volunteer opportunities through Junior Achievement of Northern Nevada, “like” our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/JrAchieveRNO or visit our website at www.renoja.org.