Junior Achievement Looking for Volunteers

By: Morgan Kyrklund Email
By: Morgan Kyrklund Email

Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida is looking for volunteers to teach students about everyday finances.

JA teaches elementary to high school students basic business and financial skills like balancing check books, making bank deposits and buying insurance.

It's been teaching students about business and free enterprise for 95

"The kids are very involved and the kids want to know about your personal stories," said Brad Tilghman, volunteer.

Local volunteers in the K-12 program foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills.

However, the program could use more volunteers, to donate their time, helping the students find their career paths.

JA is looking for 40 volunteers to work just one day apiece at 7 Bay County schools.

"It's a curriculum already pre-done and we just give it into the hands of volunteers, and they go and teach those classes," said Marlene Paige, Executive Director of Junior Achievement Northwest Florida.

Junior Achievement organizers say volunteers don't even need a background in business or teaching.

To volunteer contact Marlene Paige at (850) 890-6082

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