Bank of Nevada Supports Junior Achievement Teaching Event
Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada has worked for many years in our local schools to help students of all economic levels understand the importance of an education as well as the benefits of staying in school. Since 2003, Bank of Nevada has strongly supported these efforts.
An example of this commitment happened in December 2017, when approximately 20 Bank of Nevada volunteers took part in the “JA in a Day” event at Kit Carson International Academy.
During the day long event, Bank of Nevada team members helped to deliver an entire Junior Achievement program to all 400 students at the school. The program consists of five or more lessons delivered in the course of one school day.
The curriculum changes based on grade level, but includes important lessons in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship that align with state learning standards. Exposure to these exercises are especially important to the student body at Kit Carson International Academy, as many at this Title 1 school come from economically disadvantaged homes.
Each volunteer is provided with teaching materials and completes a one-hour training prior to the classroom visit. In addition, volunteers are given access to videos that help explain some of the classroom activities in each of the program areas.
“JA in a Day” and the involvement of Bank of Nevada volunteers is important to these students for another reason. It allows them to ask each volunteer about their specific job as well as the education, skills and responsibilities required in their occupation.
The school visits also align with Junior Achievement’s effort to inspire, prepare and teach young people how to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement programs, which include JA in a Day, reach more than 20,000 students annually throughout Clark County.
Bank of Nevada
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