Friday, January 21, 2011
Junior Achievement Selects Macdonough School!
Junior Achievement Worldwide is a partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers — all working together to inspire young people to dream big and reach their potential.
JA’s hands-on, experiential programs teach the key concepts of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy to young people all over the world.
Junior Achievement Day at Maconough School will take place on Friday, May 6th and focus on the following themes:
Students are introduced to basic personal economic issues and the role individuals play as workers, consumers, and family members.
1st Grade: Our Families
Students learn about the role of families in the local economy, the jobs they have, and their economic needs and wants.
2nd Grade: Our Community
Students examine responsibilities and economic opportunities available to citizens within a community.
3rd Grade: Our City
Students conduct business operations, make city-planning decisions, and examine economic development issues.
4th Grade: Our Region
Students learn about state economics, the economic resources of regions, and decisions businesses must make
5th Grade: Our Nation
Students experience the concept of globalization of business in terms of high demand STEM skill based careers and the need for students to be entrepreneurial in their thinking.