Posted March 16th, 2017
Pleasant Valley believes in we must prepare our students for a global society, and that is the mission of Junior Achievement, as well. Dozens of volunteers come into classrooms to teach our students about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy.
Students as young as kindergarten receive these lessons. In Mrs. Seamer’s class at Pleasant View, Amy Featherstone volunteers her time to come in once a week for several weeks to help students learn about personal economics and the choices people make to meet their needs and wants.
When we caught up with them, Mrs. Featherstone was reading the story “Charlie Plants a Garden.” In the story, Charlie works with his classmates to build a community garden. They sold flowers to raise money for the garden and donated some of the harvest to local food pantries. Students worked in their journals to put the events in the story into a sequence. All the while, the kindergartners learn about sharing and teamwork.
Thank you to all our JA volunteers. If you’re interested in volunteering in PV classrooms, go to http://jaheartland.org/what-you-can-do/volunteer-if-i-can-you-can/.