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Junior Achievement Needs Spring Volunteers NW

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin (JA) is seeking volunteers who are interested in helping young people develop financial and career life skills.  By teaching students how to manage money and learn the skills needed for a successful career, JA volunteers help students become productive employees, successful business owners, effective managers of their personal finances, and engaged citizens of their communities. 

The pandemic has shown that financial literacy and solid career planning have become essential survival skills, especially for students whose families struggle with financial mobility. Uninformed financial decisions and poor career planning can result in consequences that last a lifetime. The ripple effect is felt by individuals, families, and communities. By building skills and nurturing self-belief, JA prepares young people for the future of work, ensures they have the tools to be financially capable adults, and teaches them to think entrepreneurially.

“Corporate and community volunteers bring JA programs to life by sharing personal and professional experiences and skills with students. This interaction helps students connect what they learn in school and what they need to succeed in work, a career, and daily life,” said Allyson Barka, Northwest Area Program Manager. Barka added, “Becoming a JA volunteer is easy for you but life-changing for the students you teach.”

Your local JA team can share the kindergarten through 12th grade classes in your area that need a volunteer.  You choose the class you want, attend an online training session, and review the materials that show you the key topics, games, and activities you will share with the students.  Most JA programs use 3 to 7 classroom visits. Other volunteer opportunities also exist for those who want to teach online or create pre-recorded videos.

The Northwest Area office of Junior Achievement is located at 2004 Highland Avenue, Suite 2C, Eau Claire, WI  54701.  The office provides youth programs in Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, and Washburn counties.  If you are interested in being a JA volunteer, contact Allyson Barka at 715-214-1124 or

Select a button below to see how you or your organization can get involved with Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc.- Northwest Area.

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