Tomorrow, University of Hartford’s Greek life members will once again volunteer for Junior Achievement of Southwest New England at Reggio Magnet School of the Arts in Avon. Over 40 UHart Greek life members will be teaching JA curriculum in 18 classrooms, Kindergarten through 5th grade.
“Junior Achievement allows our members to receive the ultimate gift, being able to educate and impact America’s future leaders. We’re truly honored to be a part of this experience,” said Senior UHart student and President of the Inter-Fraternity Council, Ryan Bagdikian.
Through the hands-on classroom activities that are provided by Junior Achievement, the students will receive an introduction to personal economics and learn about the choices consumers make to meet their needs and wants. The curriculum also helps students understand the role money plays in society, teaching them about earning, saving and sharing money.
Junior Achievement’s Education Manager, Michelle Nahas says, “It’s such a pleasure working with the University of Hartford Greek life volunteers. They really connect with the students at Reggio during the JA Day and it’s clear that many of them look up to the UHart volunteers as role models. To be honest, I’m not sure who is more excited when the day begins, the UHart volunteers or the Reggio students! It’s always such a great day.”
If you would like to find out more information on Junior Achievement programs or how you can make a difference in a Connecticut student’s life by volunteering, please contact President and CEO, Jeremy Race at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-525-4510 ex 224. Any support you provide to Junior Achievement will help us get closer to our goal of reaching 50,000 students by 2020.