Volunteers Needed for Junior Achievement

By Liz Vares
Elm Staff Writer

Interested in getting out in the community and making a difference for children? Want to bolster your resume with meaningful volunteer positions? Volunteer with the local Junior Achievement Program. College students team up to teach important life skills to elementary school students in Kent County. Volunteers teach one hour a week over a fiveweek period.

The curriculum, which teaches students how their schoolwork will be crucial for future success, is already designed. All you have to do is show up and be willing to make a difference.

Last year 14 Washington College students ensured that all J.A. volunteer positions were filled, and as a result, an additional 180 Kent County elementary and middle school students were reached. This year, the need is greater and the goal is to double the number of WC students participating.

Students of all majors are invited to an information/ training meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in the CAC Forum. Future employers would love to see this on your resume and local kids would love to see you in their classroom.

Feel free to contact Liz Vares (lvares2@washcoll.edu) or Claire Bond (cbond2@washcoll. edu) for more information. Education majors can also contact Prof. Michelle Johnson (mjohnson2@washcoll.edu). This interest meeting is sponsored by Junior Achievement, the WC Education Department, and Students in Free Enterprise (wcsife.washcoll.edu).

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