Junior Achievement provides financial literacy skills to students nationwide. Their programs teach students about careers, money, budgets, and the financial backbone of their community. They do this through a series of engaging and age-appropriate lessons. (My favorite has to be the “Quarter Song” that shows kids how money circulates around our community.)
On their Latino Professional Day, J.A. of N.J. teams up with corporations and professional associations to bring dozens of Hispanic volunteers to mentor students at First Avenue School. As principal Kathy-Duke Jackson tells us, First Avenue’s student population is more than 90% Hispanic, so having these professional role models visit the school really makes an impact.
Don’t miss the Quarter Song and the kids describing what they learned!
“…this is how the community works!”