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Volunteers needed for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida

March 15, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is seeking individual and group volunteers to help spread the Junior Achievement message to students throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties.

Junior Achievement programs serve students kindergarten to the 12th grade at public and private schools, as well as after-school programs and special at-risk groups, helping to prepare them for success in future careers via lessons on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

Volunteers are needed to lead traditional Junior Achievement programs, as well as JA in a Day programs.

Traditional programs encompass weekly 45-minute classroom visits over a five- to seven-week period. JA in a Day programs include one half-day program, typically from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

Volunteers teach fun-filled, easy to follow lessons, sharing their expertise in business, personal finance and career preparation with the students.

Participants of all ages and walks of life are eligible to teach JA's curriculum in elementary, middle and high school classes in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties.

Volunteers are accepted year-round and are provided with all supplies and comprehensive training.

Junior Achievement is also looking for businesses that are interested in "adopting" a school, grade level or classroom, which involves providing financial support for JA program materials and the option of volunteering to share the Junior Achievement message.

Those interested in participating can contact Lysa Kennedy at or 239-225-2590.

Volunteer opportunities are described in detail online at:

Source: Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida



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