“I have been involved with Junior Achievement for 18 years and I continue to stay with Junior Achievement because I believe in the concept. I believe in bringing the workplace into the school and exposing the kids so they can better connect.”
Tracy Crews, Engineer, Michelin
“When I first volunteered with Junior Achievement I thought a few years in a classroom would be my limit. But every year I look forward to the start of school and my opportunity to just maybe make a positive impact on a few students. I can’t imagine not doing this.”
Robert W Shaw, Tax Director, Extended Stay Hotels (SM)
“Volunteering for the Junior Achievement elementary program over the past 20 years has been the highlight of all my volunteer experiences! The material is excellent, and the children are so eager to learn. I always leave each classroom with a smile on my face!”
Jackie S. Mills, Vice President, CertusBank
“I have been active in Junior Achievement for over 10 years as a volunteer in the Spartanburg area. I participated in Junior Achievement as a student, and knowing first hand the impact it had in my life, I am honored to be able to challenge and encourage today’s students to strive for excellence in all they do. The coursework is so applicable and I am confident we are empowering young people to realize a bright future.”
Sean Rogers, Vice President, South Carolina Bank & Trust
“I first became involved with JA as a middle school volunteer in 2000. The age-appropriate curriculum, volunteer workbooks and provided supplies were excellent and easy to follow making it quite simple to teach each week’s lesson. The children enjoyed the planned activities and contests and always hated to see the 6-week course come to an end. Watching and helping them to understand and become empowered to own their economic success was incredibly rewarding. As these lessons are taught to children from Kindergarten through 12th grade, should you want to volunteer, you can work with an age range that you prefer. You’ll be amazed at how eager the children are to learn about preparing for their future.
“Currently, I serve on the Junior Achievement of Upstate South Carolina Board of Directors and hopefully will continue to impact JA’s growth through introducing them to new board member candidates, and helping them with strategic planning and increasing overall awareness.
“There are a myriad of ways to become involved with Junior Achievement from corporate donations to participating in fundraisers, to classroom instruction. In the end, everything we do will allow JA to continue to make a positive impact – children who learn to own their economic success become future employees who help to drive business success. I hope you’ll join us in our quest to achieve this wonderful goal!”
Sharon Day, President, Sales Activation Group
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