Volunteering for JA is a rewarding and fun experience. Please fill out the form below and a JA program manager will contact you to set up the best possible date/time/school for you to volunteer. Thank you for your support!
The time commitment of being a volunteer can vary depending on the program that you teach. You can donate 45 minutes, one time a week, for 5-8 weeks teaching JA programs in the classroom or participate as a one-day volunteer in one of JA's learning labs with your child's school.
As a volunteer you will attend a 1-hour training session with a JA staff member and will be provided all materials for teaching the JA program that day. JA staff members are always available for any questions you may have on the materials.
"I have taught two classes now at elementary schools in Louisville. Overall, they have been very satisfying experiences thanks to the wonderful students and a unique curriculum. JA's focus on business and economics has a very beneficial impact on our nation's youth," -- Billy Hopkins, JA volunteer.
"We had a great time finishing up the JA lesson. They had fun with devising their own restaurant in town, from planning what kind of restaurant to zoning, food survey info, hiring, pricing, P&L, marketing and being an entrepreneur. Concepts of producer and consumer and got a certificate of achievement. They were able understand the ideas from day one where we looked at our small town of Anchorage, its history and types of past and current businesses. Pupils were taught the importance of zoning, blueprints, and the basics of what it takes to zone in a new business. I think they enjoyed the course because its outside of their regular curriculum and brings a parent in. I like helping the students understand ideas outside of what Frankfort mandates in school curriculum's! Great materials and great students!" --Ward Deters, JA Volunteer at Anchorage Independent School
Junior Achievement Announces Grants from Southern Indiana Foundations
Volunteers are Needed to Teach JA to Southern Indiana Students
Junior Achievement has much to be thankful for during this holiday season. Six of Southern Indiana’s foundations have recently announced extraordinary support to ensure that our children learn the economics of life this year:
Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana served 3,163 students from Clark, Crawford and Washington County schools with its financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship programs this year thanks to a $54,115 grant from First Savings Bank’s First Savings Charitable Foundation.
Harrison County Community Foundation Grant Provides Valuable Economics Programs for 1,879 Students
Thanks to a generous grant from the Harrison County Community Foundation 1,879 Harrison County students experienced Junior Achievement's financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship programs!
Junior Achievement Surpasses Goal for Walmart Foundation Grant
The Walmart Foundation awarded Junior Achievement area offices with a $75,000 grant to provide 8,000 Kentucky middle and high school students with JA's financial literacy programs. The six JA offices participating (JA of Kentuckiana included) served 8,230 Kentucky students!