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CFA Society Hartford & Junior Achievement Join Forces for Financial Literacy

By Rebecca Taylor posted 10 Jan, 2024 12:12 PM


CFA Society Hartford and Junior Achievement of Southwest New England are joining forces to empower youth! We are looking for volunteers to share their time, work experience and powerful JA concepts with students in grades K-5 at:

  • 2/9 - JA Day – Mountainview Elementary- Bristol -8:30-1:00 PM (registration deadline Jan. 26)
  • 2/28- JA Day- Naylor CCSU Leadership Academy - Hartford – 8:30-1:00 PM (registration deadline Feb 16)
  • 3/15- JA Day Breakthrough Magnet –South – Hartford – 8:30-1:00 PM (registration deadline March 1)

Besides inspiring students, this is a great skills building opportunity as well as a chance to network and grow personally and professionally.

JA in a Day Overview

What is JA in a Day?
JA in a Day is a high impact way to deliver Junior Achievement’s (JA) lessons for a particular grade level all in the same day. It is a unique opportunity as it offers volunteers a way to get involved with Junior Achievement with minimal interference in a volunteer’s daily schedule or with long-term commitments. Refreshments and a catered lunch is provided for all participants.

What do volunteers do?
The volunteers participate in a training session prior to the event where they will obtain their classroom materials and teacher assignments. On the day of the event, volunteers conduct the lessons in their assigned classrooms.

What is the role of the classroom teacher/ JA staff?
During the event, teachers are present in the classroom at all times to help maintain classroom management and discipline and to answer any of the volunteer’s questions. JA staff plans and coordinates the day and is at the school to help as needed.

What is the time commitment?
The day of the program runs, on average, 5 hours. Volunteers arrive at the school at 9:00 a.m. Typically, volunteers are done between 1-2 p.m.

Interested in volunteering?  Contact [email protected]