Leadership Roanoke Valley (LRV) alumni and Junior Achievement (JA) are teaming up again to impact our community! Volunteer for “JA in a Day” on Wednesday, November 14 from¬†8 a.m. to noon in third grade classrooms across Roanoke City. There is a required one-hour training prior to November 14, which you will coordinate with JA after signing up. You do not need to be a LRV graduate to participate. If you are interested, please email Ruth Cassell at ruth3of5@gmail.com.

About JA in a Day

Imagine spending an entire school day with a classroom full of students who are excited to have you there, and are anxious to learn how to be successful in the global economy. JA in a Day is a special Junior Achievement delivery method that facilitates the partnership
between a business and an elementary school. Like all JA programs, business volunteers help educate and inspire youth about the connection between education and success in the workplace, and give them hope for the future.

JA in a Day is different from other JA programs only in that the entire JA elementary school program is covered in the course of one day in the school. At the end of the school day, the students will have completed all five JA lessons and will have earned their JA certificate. Normally, this process would take five weeks to complete. Curriculum, training and support is provided by Junior Achievement.