Presentation on theme: "Junior Achievement of North Alabama INCOSE Presentation January 19, 2012."— Presentation transcript:
Junior Achievement of North Alabama INCOSE Presentation January 19, 2012
Statistics on American K-12 Public Education While most parents think their children are receiving a quality education, the majority of American students are falling behind their international counterparts. The consequences to our country are dramatic.
Every 26 seconds a U.S. high school student DROPS OUT of school.
Working on the Solution?
JA Core Purpose To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Focus on 3 Pillars of Learning Entreprenuership Workforce Readiness Financial Literacy
JA History Founded in 1919 JA started as a collection of small after- school business clubs for students in Springfield, Massachusetts. JA now reaches more than 11 million young people worldwide each year.
JA North Alabama History Huntsville office founded in Merged with Decatur office in Jan 2009 Recently formed Marshall Co. District summer 2011 Now serves 12 counties - 11 in North Alabama, 1 in Tennessee Teaches approximately 10,000 students each year!
How is JA Supported? School/Grade/Class Sponsorships Operating Gifts Personal Gift Special Events - Business Hall of Fame - Bowl-a-Thon JA is funded by Corporations, Foundations, and people like you, through:
How Do We Do It? Community Volunteers (just like you!) Hand-on curriculum is provided 6 Ways JA Material is Delivered - In-Classroom - JA-in-a-Day - Job Shadow - Adventures in Engineering - Young Minds at Work - Entrepreneurship Camp
Sample JA Program 5 th Grade – Our Nation High-growth, high-demand jobs Skills that are in demand STEM Globalization Entrepreneurship Making good choices, staying in school
Sample JA Program Activity A local bookstore vs. Amazon.com eBay vs. thrift store Local video store vs. Netflix Competition Specialization Globally Competitive
What Would I Be Committing To? Elementary 5 lessons minutes each Middle School 6 lessons minutes each High School 5-8 lessons 1 hour each Standard In-Class JA-in-a-Day Job Shadow Elementary only Whole school All in 1 day Typically 8:00 – 2:00 Date is set between school and company One day For 8 th -12 th grade students Students visit your workplace 2 student minimum You set the date & time with the student
One day For high school junior and seniors. Partnership with local universities and many organizations on Redstone Arsenal 2011 – first time bringing students offsite locations Adventures in Engineering Young Minds at Work One day For 8 th grade students Students visit your workplace Must be able to accommodate up to 50 people at one time Hands-on activities with the students What Would I Be Committing To? Entrepreneurship Camp July 15-20, 2012 For high school students Students stay at UAH Business compeition $300 – all housing, meals, and materials Scholarships available
Thank You! Please do not hesitate to contact me: Leah Amos President