New York Region Helps Students Connect the Dots to the Future

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PUBLISHED JUNE 14, 2018

Our New York Region associates recently volunteered for Junior Achievement’s JA in a Day at Public School 104 Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, New York. Through interactive activities and experiential learning, our volunteers taught six 6th grade classes on the subjects of entrepreneurship, work-readiness and financial literacy.

Their combined efforts helped nearly 170 students “connect the dots” between the classroom and the real world by exposing them to entrepreneurship and business management. 

One of the teachers remarked, “I love how enthusiastic the volunteers were. All the students were engaged and excited! They really enjoyed creating and advertising their own business ideas. This program opened my students’ eyes to the possibility of one day starting their own business.”

Thank you to our New York Region associates who took the time to provide financial education within low-moderate income communities. By sharing their insight with students, our team provided a bridge between the value of staying in school and creating future opportunities.