JA needs local volunteers for elementary, high-school programs

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PERRY COUNTY – If you have been thinking about volunteering for Junior Achievement, now’s your chance.
Each year, Junior Achievement recruits business professionals, parents, retirees and college students to serve as volunteers to go into schools and teach JA programs. These volunteers use their personal experiences and JA’s curricula to teach students different aspects of economics, including how a community works, how to manage personal finances or even how to run a business.
JA has immediate volunteer opportunities for classrooms at Perry Central and Tell City schools this year. Third-grade students at William Tell and Perry Central elementary schools will take part in the Our Region Program. In this program, students explore how businesses in a region work together to provide goods and services needed.
High-school students at Tell City Junior-Senior High will take part in the JA Personal Finance Program. In this program, students are introduced to the importance of making wise financial decisions. By volunteering, you will visit your assigned class for five 45-minute lessons. 
High-school students at Perry Central High will be part of the JA Success Skills and Exploring Economics programs. In these programs, students are provided an engaging, academically enriching and experiential learning session in work-readiness education and career perspectives. By volunteering, you will visit your assigned class for seven 45-minute lessons. 
Junior Achievement will provide all materials, activities and lesson plans needed to teach the program in these local classrooms. A one-hour training and orientation session will also be provided for all new volunteers. 
A total of 15 volunteers are needed to fill these opportunities as soon as possible. If you or one of your employees is interested in taking advantage of this volunteer opportunity, contact Cheri Taylor, JA Perry County coordinator at 547-2385 or send e-mail to perrychamber@psci.net.