On Thursday, May 24, Junior Achievement of Rochester, the Victor Chamber of Commerce and the Victor Local Development Corp. will present “JA in a Day” to kindergarten through third-grader students in 47 classes at Victor Primary School.
Junior Achievement of Rochester will join forces with the Victor Chamber of Commerce and the Victor Local Development Corp. to bring Junior Achievement programming to more than 900 Victor elementary students.
On Thursday, May 24, the groups will present “JA in a Day” to kindergarten through third-grader students in 47 classes at Victor Primary School. The event will place local business volunteers in the classroom using the JA curriculum. Their goal will be to provide young students with the foundation to understand their roles as citizens, employees and consumers, and gain an appreciation of how a community grows and prospers.
Victor Chamber member David Mammano of Next Step U got the ball rolling by pulling together Chamber President Mitch Donovan, LDC Director Kathy Rayburn and a representative from Junior Achievement.
“Kathy and I were both very excited about the possibilities this program offers,” said Donovan. “We volunteered to help Junior Achievement get their message out to our network of contacts.”
Dedicated to preparing and inspiring students to succeed in a global economy, Junior Achievement focuses on education and economic and youth development. Its programs are designed to contribute to the vitality of the community and develop a well-educated workforce.
“There are many ways business and individuals can help us provide the JA experience for Victor students,” said Patricia Leva, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Rochester. “There are opportunities for businesses to sponsor curriculum materials, a classroom or even a grade level.
“Individuals may also want to share their experiences and skills by volunteering in a Junior Achievement classroom during JA in a Day,” she said. “JA will provide the materials and training that will make it both a fun and impactful day.”
Some Victor Chamber board members are looking into the possibility of doing some classroom instruction.
“The Chamber believes that ‘empowering young people to own their economic success’ is an important mission,” said Donovan. “We are glad to be able to help connect our members to this opportunity.”