Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa is thrilled to celebrate National Volunteer Week, now through Saturday.

The 46th annual celebration honors and thanks local community members for tirelessly sharing their time and talent with Junior Achievement students. Through the experiences that the volunteers share with students, the Junior Achievement curriculum is brought to life. Students gain real-life examples of how the content they are learning in Junior Achievement can be applied in the working world, bringing relevance to the classroom.

Courtesy - Junior Achievement
Courtesy - Junior Achievement

According to a press release: “Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa is so fortunate to have a community that embraces the volunteer opportunities we provide,” said Carrie Pontzius, Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa’s Vice President of Programs. “Having a local community member visit classrooms provides an incredible learning experience for students. We are thankful for the time each of our volunteers spend on supporting our mission. Your efforts are so appreciated! Thank You!”

As the school year came to an early end, more than 2,000 volunteers have impacted students through Junior Achievement’s kindergarten-12th grade financial literacy, work-readiness, and entrepreneurship programs.

Let's hope these wonderful volunteers get a chance to get back in the classrooms this fall.

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