Community Foundation provides funds for student items via Junior Achievement

SALEM – Junior Achievement is grateful for the support of the Salem Community Foundation granting $1,025 to provide curriculum materials for the Salem City School District’s kindergarten through grade eight classrooms during the 2013-14 academic year.

On May 29, local business and community leaders spent the entire school day volunteering at Salem Junior High School teaching hands-on Junior Achievement (JA) programs to over 160 seventh-grade students.

These volunteers had the opportunity to be role models and to teach some important business ideas that will help the children progress as future members of the workforce.

The JA It’s My Business! program encourages students to use entrepreneurial thinking as they explore higher education and career choices.

Volunteers engaged students to participate in fun, challenging activities such as an entrepreneurial quiz game, completing a blueprint for a teen club, participating in an auction of businesses, and creating entrepreneur profile cards.

Junior Achievement programs correlate to state standards in social studies, English, and mathematics, and to Common Core State Standards.