Group – Classroom

volunteer with students MSP Mississippi Jennifer

Volunteering in the classroom is fun,
rewarding, and a great way to improve your
leadership and presentation skills.



JA Elementary Programs

JA’s elementary programs help students learn the basic concepts of business and understand the important role of education in preparing for a future career. Through hands-on activities, students better understand what it means to be a good citizen, consumer and worker.

Volunteer Role
Elementary classroom volunteers deliver our curriculum in one of two ways:

Multi-visit delivery – classroom visits are scheduled directly with the assigned teacher, allowing for flexibility in scheduling.

JA in a Day – all five classroom lessons are taught back-to-back during a half day visit.

Time Commitment

Multi-visit delivery – volunteers visit the classroom on five separate occasions, 30-45 minutes per visit

JA in a Day – volunteers deliver all five lessons during a half-day visit to the classroom (approximately 3 to 4 hours)

• Pre-classroom preparation is also required to familiarize the volunteer with the curriculum and organize/prepare the kit materials (approximately 4 hours)

Location
Lessons are delivered on-site at the school.

Volunteer Training
JA provides all the training and materials you’ll need to be prepared. At each JA in a Day, our staff will also provide an orientation and offer tips in working with students.

Students
JA’s elementary school curriculum is geared toward kindergarten through 5th graders. Classroom size depends on the school, ranging from 18 to 30 students.

Next Steps
We’ll work with you to select the ideal school and/or grade level opportunity that works with your schedule. To get started in scheduling your group, complete our volunteer registration form. Questions? Contact us at 651-255-0055 or info@jaum.org.

JA Middle School Programs

JA’s middle school programs help teens make difficult decisions about how to best prepare for their educational and professional future by reinforcing the value of education and the benefits of staying in school.

Volunteer Role
Middle school classroom volunteers deliver our curriculum in one of two ways:

Multi-visit delivery – classroom visits are scheduled directly with the assigned teacher, allowing for flexibility in scheduling.

JA in a Day – all six classroom lessons are taught back-to-back during a half day visit.

Time Commitment
Multi-visit delivery – volunteers visit the classroom on six separate occasions, 45 minutes per visit

JA in a Day – volunteers deliver all six lessons during a half-day visit to the classroom (approximately 4 hours)

• Pre-classroom preparation is also required to familiarize the volunteer with the curriculum and organize/prepare the kit materials (approximately 4 hours)

Location
Lessons are delivered on-site at the school.

Volunteer Training
JA provides all the training and materials you’ll need to be prepared. At each JA in a Day, JA staff will also provide an orientation and offer tips in working with students.

Students
JA’s middle school curriculum is geared toward 6th through 8th graders. Classroom size depends on the school, ranging from 18 to 30 students.

Next Steps
We’ll work with you to select the ideal school and/or grade level opportunity that works with your schedule. To get started in scheduling your group, complete our volunteer registration form. Questions? Contact us at 651-255-0055 or info@jaum.org.

JA High School Programs

JA’s high school programs prepare students for their future by helping them make informed, intelligent decisions about college or a career, and foster skills that are useful in the business world. In addition to classroom opportunities, JA offers several experiential, capstone programs that offer valuable volunteer engagement:

• JA Company Program – students create, market and operate their own company
• JA Job Shadow – prepares students to find and obtain a job
• JA Titan – online business simulation where students create and market a successful company

Volunteer Role
High School classroom volunteers deliver our curriculum on a weekly basis. Classroom visits are scheduled directly with the assigned teacher, allowing for flexibility in scheduling.

Time Commitment
Multi-visit delivery – volunteers visit the classroom on five to seven separate occasions, 45 minutes per visit

• Pre-classroom preparation is also required to familiarize the volunteer with the curriculum and organize/prepare the kit materials (approximately 5 hours)

Location
Lessons are delivered on-site at the school.

Volunteer Training
JA provides all the training and materials you’ll need to be prepared.

Students
JA’s high school curriculum is geared toward 9th through 12th graders. Classroom size depends on the school, ranging from 15 to 30 students.

Next Steps
We’ll work with you to select the ideal school and/or grade level opportunity that works with your schedule. To get started in scheduling your group, complete our volunteer registration form. Questions? Contact us at 651-255-0055 or info@jaum.org.