New England firm BlumShapiro announced on Thursday that 20 of their professionals will once again volunteer as teachers for Junior Achievement’s JA In A Day program at Webster Hill Elementary School in West Hartford, Conn.
For a seventh consecutive year, BlumShapiro volunteers will oversee 150 Webster Hill students, ranging from grades 3-5, for a day of teaching the fundamentals of financial literacy and entrepreneurship.
BlumShapiro volunteers will provide the following lessons:
- JA Our City (3rd Grade) studies careers, the skills people need to work in specific careers, and how businesses contribute to a city.
- JA Our Region (4th Grade) introduces students to entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs use resources to produce goods and services in a community. Students solve problems by weighing risks and rewards.
- JA Our Nation(5th Grade) provides practical information about businesses’ need for individuals who can meet the demands of the job market, including high-growth, high-demand jobs. Students will learn that businesses need workers with skills that are in demand, such as STEM skills–science, technology, engineering and math.
“Our annual participation in JA In A Day builds upon our ongoing commitment to the community to build and sustain financial literacy for our youth,” said Joseph Kask, CEO of BlumShapiro, in a statement. “JA In A Day gives us the opportunity to share our expertise in a fundamental, meaningful and fun way with the Webster Hill Elementary School students. We greatly appreciate the warm welcome we receive from the children, and are impressed with their enthusiasm and involvement in the classroom activities we provide.”
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