The SHRM SWFL initiative to partner with Junior Achievement was started in the fall of 2016. 2016 SHRM SWFL Volunteer Coordinator, Christina Teague scheduled our first series of JA in a Day program in 2017. The initiative was announced to the Chapter members and embraced with open arms!
This was an opportunity to go into the classroom (K-12) with a pre-planned outline provided by JA to share with students programs that foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills that can inspire outside the box thinking and awareness.
Those that have participated were eager to share their experience and created a huge momentum and an eager group of volunteers. There is an array of opportunities to get involved through this program, from JA for a Day, to the 2-5-8 Graduate program, we just need to get the word out in our local area.
Individually or organizationally, you can have an impact. We are posting their events links so you can participate in events that best fit your needs. We enjoy supporting this organization with Chapter member group involvement and will continue to post those opportunities.