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JA Seeking 40 Volunteers for 1-Day Event at Riverside Intermediate School

January 23, 2014

  01/24/14 Junior Achievement will be bringing JA programs to 586 5th and 6th grade students at Riverside Intermediate School in Plymouth on the morning of March 12.


In order to make it happen, Junior Achievement needs approximately 40 volunteers from the community to volunteer their morning to share JA lessons and their expertise with students!


Working closely with the business and education communities, JA delivers programs that teach K-12 students age-appropriate, hands-on lessons about how to develop job skills, make wise career choices, and become financially literate global citizens.


95% of teachers and 92% of volunteers who have brought the JA experience to the classroom report JA students develop a better understanding of how the real world operates. 76% report that JA better prepares students for the world of work, and 75% say that JA programs help students realize the importance of staying in school.   JA Alumni indicate an 88% increase in the strength of their problem solving skills, 85% in decision-making and critical thinking, and 82% in interpersonal skills.


Julie Stabrowski Program Manager for Marshall County said, “With your help, we can provide students with the skills they need for future success!”


Volunteering would consist of spending the morning of March 12th in a classroom, with a teaching partner and the classroom teacher, sharing JA lessons and activities with students. There would also be a 1 hour training session 1-2 weeks prior where they provide you with the training and materials, and everything you need to feel comfortable in the classroom.


Stabrowski said, “It is a great opportunity to make a difference in the life of a student and in the community in one morning- I hope that you will want to be part of making it happen!”


For more information or to register you can call Julie Stabrowski at 574-855-9702 or email her at or check out the Junior Achievement website at and click Michiana.