Fri, Apr 17 | Matunuck Elementary School

Junior Achievement Day!

Volunteer in your child's classroom to help them learn about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Apr 17, 2020, 8:53 AM – 3:13 PM
Matunuck Elementary School, 380 Matunuck Beach Rd, Wakefield, RI 02879, USA

About the Event

 Junior Achievement of Rhode Island (JA) is looking for 2 parent volunteers (or three) from each classroom to participate in “JA in a Day” at Matunuck Elementary School on Friday, April 17th.

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs taught by community volunteers like you.

You will receive all materials needed to teach a JA program, and the step-by-step guide explains exactly what to do in each session. We will have a one-hour training session prior to the JA in a Day to distribute materials, explain how the day will go, show you how to navigate the program curriculum, and answer any questions you may have. This training is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday April 7th immediately following pick up.

  • The elementary “JA in a Day” programs have five short lessons that you teach to the students throughout the day. Each lesson will last for approximately 30-45 minutes.
  • You will remain with the same assigned teacher and classroom throughout the day.
  • You will have a great time and so will the students!

Elementary Program Themes:

JA Ourselves (Kindergarten) introduces students to the intersection of financial literacy and early elementary grades social studies learning objectives. 

JA Our Families (Grade 1) introduces students to entrepreneurship and how family members' jobs and businesses contribute to the well-being of the family. 

JA Our Community (Grade 2) introduces students to the intersection of work readiness and early elementary grades social studies learning objectives, including how citizens benefit from and contribute to a community's success. 

JA Our City (Grade 3) introduces students to the basics of financial literacy, the characteristics of cities, and how people and businesses in cities manage their money.

JA Our Region (Grade 4) provides students with a practical approach to starting a business while preparing them to be entrepreneurial in their thinking to meet the requirements of a demanding and ever-changing workforce.

Please contact MK Whitten, MES JA Coordinator at mknwhitten@gmail.com or

use this link for the sign-up genius https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E044FAEAF29A3F49-junior2  if you would like to volunteer for your child's classroom, or have any questions.

In addition, MK would love someone to help coordinate during the training, and for lunch delivery. 

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