SCHERERVILLE | Junior high students from St. Michael School recently had the opportunity to learn how to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and career choices.
With the help of volunteers from area industries, the students were introduced to Junior Achievement’s business, economic, and entrepreneurial educational programs.
“Economic education is extremely important for students and Junior Achievement programs offer the most relevant, hands-on experiences to motivate students,” said Jessica Zvyak, HR manager for Brandenburg Industrial Services.
This year in Northwest Indiana, more than 44,000 students in some 100 schools will experience JA in the classroom.
“The purpose of this program is to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business, and economics to improve the quality of their lives. It is a tremendous benefit to our students," said Principal Peg Harangody, explaining why St. Michael’s welcomed JA programs into the school.
"I appreciate the knowledge they are gaining from our volunteers, who are experts in this field. This program has truly sparked a great deal of interest and discussion among our middle school students. They are gaining an understanding and vision for their future.”
For additional information, or if interested in being involved in JA in Northwest Indiana, visit www.jachicago.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.