Volunteers needed for Jr. Achievement

The Junior Achievement of BC program is in need of volunteers to present its JA Economics for Success program at ADSS in February.

The Junior Achievement of BC program is in need of volunteers from the business and leadership community to present its JA Economics for Success program at Alberni District Secondary School in February.

The program is designed to inspire students in Grades 8–10 to stay in school and plan for success. Junior Achievement has delivered the program to Grade 9 students in the Alberni Valley since 2009, translating into nearly 2,100 students.

This year’s program will be run on one day, Thursday, Feb. 11 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at North Island College. There will be 10 classes of Grade 9 students taking part.

“This worthwhile program benefits from local professionals, business owners and tradespeople from diverse backgrounds and occupations,” said Cherie Williams, Scotiabank manager and a volunteer recruiter with JABC.

“The time commitment is one day in the classroom and a couple of hours of training ahead of this. Come and find out if this is a way you can help inspire and engage local youth.”

The deadline to register as a volunteer is coming up quickly: Wednesday, Jan. 20. Interested parties can register online at www.jabc.org/volunteer; JABC program coordinator (Central and North Vancouver Island) Gail Stroud will conduct the screening process.

Volunteers will be paired up, will receive the Economics for Success kit and will receive training in a multitude of ways: a group session on Jan. 27 from 4–7 p.m. at North Island College; a webinar and self-learning from JABC.

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