What are Daniels Pioneers DUing to help the community?  On Friday, April 15, 2011, a record number of students spent the day volunteering in the classroom with Junior Achievement, bringing financial literacy and essential career skills to elementary school students!  It was a wonderful day of engagement and fun, and our Pioneers definitely made a difference in the classroom!  The JA representative sent this thank you:

Dear Daniels Volunteers,

Thank you so much for your amazing work with the students at McGlone Elementary school on Friday. I hope you had a meaningful experience –  I know the students did!  You were all so prepared for the program and enthusiastic in working with the students.  I had a great time stopping into all the different classrooms – you truly did a phenomenal job!  We have received wonderful feedback from the school.  One of the teachers told me that the volunteers in her class were by far the best JA volunteers she has had in her many years of teaching.

Your volunteerism in the classroom is helping to develop a generation of financially literate, workforce ready and entrepreneurial young people who are ready to take on their futures with direction, empowerment and enthusiasm.  Thank you!  I also wanted to thank Cody Sherrod for so generously organizing this project!

Your investment of time and openness to sharing your experiences truly makes a difference. Junior Achievement’s evaluations from students show that the power of a volunteer role model makes a lasting and remarkable impact on students.  Students share that Junior Achievement programs and their volunteer:

  • Helps them prepare for the future,
  • Connects what they learn to real life,
  • Reinforces the importance of staying in school

Thank you for your involvement Daniels Pioneers!  See pictures from this day here.