Volunteer needed to assist during the holidays and beyond

Published: Friday, November 9, 2012 at 11:09 AM.

* Be a part of making a difference in your local schools! Volunteer to teach a Junior Achievement class at the fifth-, eighth- or high school-level, and help teach students real LIFE SKILLS. Junior Achievement teaches our children about running businesses, managing money, and preparing to get a job.

All of our classes are taught by volunteers from the community. Whether you are an employee, employer, retiree, or stay-at-home parent, Junior Achievement values the life experiences you can share with the students while teaching the Junior Achievement courses.

All volunteers are provided course “kits” that have everything you need to teach a class, as well as training that will help you feel more comfortable in the classroom. All kits have hands-on activities that keep the students engaged and interested.

A class lasts 5-7 weeks, depending on the age group, and meets once each week, during the school day, for an hour. The amount of commitment time is 5-7 hours to teach the class, two hours for training, and your preparation time which varies from person to person.

The classes are sponsored by individuals and businesses in the community, and by the Tapper Foundation and Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund. There is no cost to the school or the volunteer.

Junior Achievement of NW FL is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to teaching students K-12 about entrepreneurship, personal finance, and work readiness skills. We provide 13 classes at the 5th, 8th, and high school levels in Port St. Joe, and 6 classes at the 8th and high school levels in Wewahitchka.

For information about volunteering for fall or spring classes, please contact: Jackie Brooks at jabay@knology.net or call at 850-624-0524.

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