Junior Achievement Brings Financial Literacy Programs to Memorial School

Junior Achievement brought volunteers to Memorial School on May 6th, 2016 to teach the students lessons in how to own their economic success and thrive in our global 21st-Century economy. 

The volunteer teachers came from Crowe Horwath, a public accounting, consulting, and technology firm based in downtown Cleveland.  They engaged the students in grades 4 through 8 and used Junior Achievement’s interactive programs to stress the concepts of financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and career readiness.

The lessons taught included: Our Region, which introduces students to entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs use resources to produce goods and services; Our Nation, which provides students with practical information about the need for employees who can meet the demands of the 21st-Century job market; Global Marketplace, which helps students understand how goods flow through various economies and the effect globalization has on their lives; Economics for Success, which gives students the keys they need to build strong personal finances, including budgeting, saving, using credit wisely, and choosing a fulfilling career; and It’s My Future, which prepares students for the working world by discussing career clusters, job hunting, and creating a personal brand.

Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland has been creating partnerships between the private sector and schools since 1941, fostering mentorships that encourage students to make wise economic decisions and plan for their financial futures. 

Junior Achievement and Crowe Horwath will return to Memorial School again during the coming school year.  If you would like to volunteer to make a positive impact on the future of students in Greater Cleveland, or if you are a teacher or after-school program coordinator and you would like your students to experience Junior Achievement programming, contact Dale Kiefer at dkiefer@jacleveland.org or (216) 861-8080.    

Dale Kiefer

I am a Program Coordinator for a nonprofit called Junior Achievement. We strive to partner classrooms with community members and professionals from the private sector in order to empower young people to own their future economic success.  We do this through education in career readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. Volunteers teach our programs throughout Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Lorain Counties.

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