Volunteer Soars with Junior Achievement
Author: Hannah Henry
Published: Tuesday, 02 Jan 2018
This JA Feel Good Moment comes from an American Airlines employee that volunteered through Junior Achievement of Dallas, Inc.
"Thank you for the message. I wanted to tell you thank you for coordinating and go ahead and give you my feedback because yesterday really made an impact on me.
When Crystal and I came to pick up the information I was very intimidated. The days leading up to it, I really wanted to back out with whatever excuse I could find. Luckily I didn't. Yesterday was truly a highlight of my career with AAG. Being able to deliver information to those kids and seeing how grateful they were for us to be there truly made me feel like a better person. It is amazing how being there for just a few hours can really get you attached to kids and see how much of an influence you have.
I will be forever in debt to the opportunity given to me yesterday and I look forward to it each year because I will do it as long as it is offered. Thanks again for the opportunity."
Amy Kneesey, Vice Chairman of the Brevard County School Board
"It’s a way to expand our curriculum without having to put out more resources. That’s a win for everyone."
Beth Westfall, Assistant Principal West Side Elementary School
"JA is relevant to my school, more so now than ever."
Hilah R. Mercer, Principal Cambridge Elementary Magnet School
"Junior Achievement is an outstanding, motivating program for our elementary students. Several of [our teachers] had JA volunteers last year and all had great praise for the program"
Michael Johnson, PhD, UCF Professor, College of Education
"I have long believed that this JA experience is so valuable for our UCF students and that actually it is a rare win for all experience, the UCF students, the school teachers, the school students, the UCF Education Profs, and the JA sponsors."