Now that school is back in session, Junior Achievement (JA) of Mad River Region (JA) is ready to meet with volunteers to prepare them to teach JA programs.

Junior Achievement programs currently reach more than 4500 kindergarten through high school students each year in Clark County, focusing on entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness. Demand for JA programs by local schools typically outpaces the number of volunteers available to deliver them.

Program materials and training are provided by JA, and the time commitment is flexible, as easy as one hour a week over five weeks.

Louise Lambert, JA Area President, said, “Junior Achievement volunteers are JA’s superheroes. These dedicated men and women care about the future of our young people enough to give of their time and talents. We want to get the word out to our community about how enriching the JA experience is for students and volunteers alike, to engage with more potential volunteers to expand local students’ access to JA’s life­changing programs.”

Junior Achievement programs give young people the opportunity to learn and apply important life skills such as budgeting, conducting a successful job search, and how to be entrepreneurial.

To find out more about volunteer opportunities or how to sponsor a class, please call Crystal

Steiner, Junior Achievement Program Manager, at (937)323­4725 ext. 12 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About Junior Achievement Mad River Region (JA)

Junior Achievement Mad River Region provides Junior Achievement programs to students in Clark, Champaign, Madison, and Logan Counties. This year our office will deliver programs to 405 classrooms in our area.

About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands­on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 4.5 million students per year in 114 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.8 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.

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