Elizabeth Andrew once said, "Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart." I don't think there could be truer words written about our very own JA
And, as we gear up to celebrate National Volunteer Week in just a few short weeks, it's important that we here at Junior Achievement
® stop to reflect on what role they play in inspiring the next generation with hope for the future.
The value of our volunteer leaders truly cannot be understated.
Our volunteers make the time. And our volunteers come from companies that believe in JA
® and support their employees' volunteer involvement. Take for example George Kreutz, an employee of one of our partner companies, HESS Construction + Engineering Services. In
an article we wrote about an experience George had at a JA® in a Day at Ridgeview Middle School, he noted that even when things are busy, employees are encouraged to get involved, get into the classroom, and make a difference with JA
From all of us here at JA
®, thank you. Every kid is one caring adult away from a success story, and you are helping the next generation of Washingtonians write their own.
President and CEO
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington
HESS VOLUNTEER BRIDGES LANGUAGE BARRIER TO GIVE STUDENT FULL JA® EXPERIENCE
As a sixth grader, it can be easy to feel confused or lost when first exposed to financial concepts such as taxes, budgeting, and insurance. These are concepts that many adults struggle to fully wrap their minds around. But imagine being introduced to these topics in a language you are just learning to speak.
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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF GREATER WASHINGTON 2014-2015 ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
In 2014-2015, our team grew stronger, our supporters lifted us to new heights, and we impacted more kids than ever before. And, in doing so, we helped District, Maryland, and Virginia youth turn "I can't" into "I can."
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FITZGERALD LAKE FOREST TOYOTA NEWEST JA FINANCE PARK® MONTGOMERY COUNTY PARTNER
Fitzgerald Lake Forest Toyota is the latest business to sign on as a JA Finance Park® storefront partner at the forthcoming JA Finance Park® Montgomery County, set to open in 2018.
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DTLR SIGNS ON AS CLOTHING STOREFRONT PARTNER AT JA FINANCE PARK® PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
DTLR has officially agreed to join other regional businesses as a partner at JA Finance Park® Prince
George's County in Landover, Maryland. DTLR will serve as the Clothing Storefront sponsor at JA Finance Park® Prince George's County. In this role, DTLR will assist in guiding JA Finance Park® students through the reality of budgeting for their family's clothing needs and inspiring them to find the right balance between needs and wants.Read More >>
BALTIMORE SUN: GIVING KIDS A REALISTIC CAREER PATH
You've heard the question dozens of times: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
Children living in poverty have few ideas and even fewer role models to point the way. "Doctor, lawyer, nurse or sports star" are the usual answers. Sports star?" Children from kindergarten to 12th grade need a clearer vision of what is possible, a pathway designed to instill hope and excitement about the future.
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