Americans have a tradition of stepping up. We thrive on action, energy and enterprise. When someone is in need, we don’t sit back and cross our fingers, hoping that the situation will improve—we create solutions. Right now, it is our own young people who are in need.
Our children’s future in the increasingly competitive 21st-century global workplace is in peril. U.S. high school graduates’ overall preparation for entry-level jobs is unequivocally deficient, according to 42 percent of employers polled in The Conference Board’s 2006 work-readiness survey. The scope of “very important” skills listed as “deficient” is shocking; it includes written and oral communication, problem-solving, teamwork, ethics and reading comprehension!
Junior Achievement answers our children’s urgent need with a proven model. Through your volunteer service with Junior Achievement, you can step up and make it possible for students to participate in JA’s relevant, hands-on programs.
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Junior Achievement’s financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs are designed to inspire and prepare students from Kindergarten through 12th grade to own their future economic success. They are taught by trained volunteer role models from the local community – including business professionals, parents, and college students – using professionally designed and rigorously evaluated curriculum materials.
Standard programs are presented by JA’s volunteers for 30-45 minutes each week for five to seven weeks, with the exact time commitments dependent upon the grade level of the students. JA in a Day opportunities are available to volunteers if their company has chosen to support JA Dallas through that delivery model.
- See JA Dallas’ largest volunteer-providing companies
- Learn more about JA programs and sign up!
- See supplemental training tools for volunteers
- Have you started or completed your class? Start Date Form and End Date Form
- Standard volunteer training dates
- Returning standard volunteers – you can choose your own class on-line!
- Check out what a JA in a Day is really like!
- Want to help but prefer not to volunteer in a classroom?