This is Derek Miller, Speaking on Business. As we move into the school year during the COVID-19 pandemic, educators, parents and students will need as much support as possible. Junior Achievement’s focus is to help students expand their vision through multiple learning environments. Here’s Christy Tribe, the president and CEO of Junior Achievement, to tell us what they are doing.
Once distance learning started last spring due to the closure of our schools, Junior Achievement quickly adapted to online programs, including our free Tomorrows curriculum for our educators, parents and students. Our Tomorrows program teaches work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills.
Beyond this, the Junior Achievement team is staying in close contact with all of our school district partners to understand school guidelines so that we can continue providing these important resources and mentorship support to the 100,000 kindergarten through high-school students that we serve throughout the state.
Whether we provide our programs online or in-class, we recognize the importance of our volunteers connecting with students at this critical time. In fact, 51% of our alumni have worked or are currently working in the same field as one of their Junior Achievement volunteers. The impact this could have on our youth and our future economy in Utah is tremendous.
Junior Achievement is committed to continue educating and preparing our children to be successful financially, now more than ever. To learn more, visit ja-utah.org. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, and this is Speaking on Business.