With the season of giving in full force and the calendar year drawing to a close, many businesses are thinking strategically about whom they give to. This year, I invite you to consider what you have to give as well. Business owners and managers have a lot to offer young people, such as your knowledge, your experience, and your inspiration. Junior Achievement – New Jersey (JANJ) can bring business owners like you into the classroom where students will benefit from the lessons you have learned in the real world.
If New Jersey hopes to maintain its reputation for a highly skilled workforce, it must make career readiness an integral part of K-12 education. With JANJ, businesses are able to partner with their local school district and deliver K-12 financial education programs that empower young people to own their economic success.
Junior Achievement provides programs to enhance students’ business, economic and employability skills. Employers and business professionals can visit classrooms as speakers and mentors as they support teachers to educate the next generation of workers. The JA program coordinates with employers to help teach students both in-school and after-school programs. Not only will you contribute to the education of today’s students, you will be investing in your future workforce as well.
Over the last decade, JANJ has increased the number of students the program has reached by 230 percent, to more than 57,000 students. While JA’s curriculum remains relevant in our ever-changing global economy, it is the people who bring JA to life that make all the difference.
To learn more about NJBIA’s workforce development initiatives and how NJBIA is helping our members in other ways, visit our member Training and Education Resource page or contact Tyler Seville, associate director of education and workforce development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-858-9507.