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You Will Need
- Junior Achievement
- Cooperative school
- Training session
Contact Junior Achievement
Contact Junior Achievement, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching young people work readiness and financial literacy, through ja.org. Tell them you'd like to volunteer with one of their programs at a local school. You don't need a financial background or special degree. JA makes it easy by providing the curriculum and training you.
Ask about a local school
Talk with your local JA chapter to find out where they're active, and ask how you can get involved. If JA is already working at a local school you're familiar with, volunteer to teach the program there.
Attend a short training session. Training sessions make it easy, providing step-by-step materials for you to use.
Start teaching! Don't be nervous: children are excited to have a volunteer in the classroom, and eager to hear what you have to say.
Help the kids of family and friends
If there's no JA program in your community, or if you just want to do more, consider helping children of family and friends. Check out the materials JA developed on financial literacy at "ja.org/lessons":http://www.ja.org/programs/programssaveusamaterialsparents.shtml.
Be fulfilled. Volunteers repeatedly say how rewarding it is to see kids begin to understand the basics of managing their money. Remember, it doesn't take a lot of time to impact someone's life.