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About JA Traditional Classroom Programs 

JA Traditional Classroom Programs bring volunteers into the classroom to teach students, K-12, about entrepreneurship, personal financial literacy, and workforce readiness. By sharing their personal and work experiences, JA volunteers bring real-world relevance into the classroom, bridging the gap between the education and business worlds. This sharing brings the curriculum to life for students, helping them not only to better understand the JA lessons, but also to make the correlation between a solid education and the opportunities it provides.  JA programs are aligned with the common core standards for Math, English and Language Arts.  

Why Volunteer?  

Volunteers are critical to the success of our programs and JA volunteers have the opportunity to impact a large number of students in a short span of time. As a volunteer, you will inspire and prepare young people for their futures and help youth avoid the financial pitfalls so many adults currently face. 

What is my time commitment?

  • Orientation & training session
    60-90 minutes
  • Preparation at home
    30-60 minutes for each lesson
  • Elementary School Programs
    5 sessions, 30-45 minutes each
  • Middle School Programs
    6 sessions, 45 minutes each
  • High School Programs
    5-12 sessions, 45minutes each 

What is provided to me?

JA provides you with turnkey materials necessary to teach your class, including a comprehensive volunteer lesson plan guide, engaging activity materials, and fun posters. JA will train you on how to use the materials provided to you, and will connect you to a teacher in your area who has requested JA programs.
 
You and the teacher are then provided the flexibility to determine your visitation schedule. The teacher will remain in the classroom to support you throughout the sessions. 
 
You will also have a JA contact who can answer any questions you have, and provide any assistance you may need. 

Related Events

2022 Bottles for BizTown

When: Friday, 04 Feb 2022
Where: JA BizTown
Time: 6:00 PM CST

Celebrate the annual Bottles for BizTown event to raise funds and awareness for the JA BizTown program. This masked wine tasting competition features a silent auction, entertainment, food, and a moonshine tasting.

2022 Backstage at BizTown

When: Wednesday, 27 Apr 2022
Where: JA BizTown
Time: 6:00 PM CST

Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee's Backstage at BizTown brings together three Nashville songwriters at JA BizTown - a mock city where 4th-6th grade students take on the roles of employees, consumers, and even taxpayers!

2022 JA Bowl-a-thon

Where: Area Bowling Alleys

Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee's Spring Bowl-a-thon brings together business professionals from 40 Middle Tennessee companies to raise awareness and funds for JA!

2022 JA Golf Classic

When: Thursday, 09 Jun 2022
Where: Gaylord Springs Golf Links
Time: 8:00 AM CST

Join us for our annual JA Golf Classic at Gaylord Springs! You and your team can enjoy a great day of golf at a beautiful course and shop at our VIP pro-shop. Competitions occurs throughout the day and prizes are awarded after each round. Your support directly provides over 4,000 kids with life-changing JA Programs!

Select a button below to see how you or your organization can get involved with Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee.

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