"Dear Parents and Guardians,
In order to bring JA Economics for Success® to every 6th graders
we need our parents’ participation and personal experience. Some of our
most enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers come from the parents in your
In the 2018-2019 school year, the MCPS partnership will be
transitioning from JA Economics for Success® to the JA Finance Park® program.
Following a 13-week program, MCPS 7th graders will visit the JA Finance Park®
facility located on the 4th floor of the Thomas Edison High School of Technology
in Silver Spring. That makes this year’s 6th graders the lucky group that will
get JA two years in a row, building a solid foundation in budgeting, planning,
career opportunities, and financial responsibilities.
This year, Sligo Middle School will once again partner with Junior
Achievement® (JA) to bring financial literacy education into the classroom of
every 6th grader. We are seeking adult volunteers to teach pre-developed,
interactive lessons about goal-setting, budgeting, insurance and credit to our
6th graders during their social studies classes.
Junior Achievement® provides volunteers with training and program
materials. Volunteers teach with a professional educator in the classroom and
receive support from Junior Achievement staff.
There are opportunities to fit everyone’s schedule and JA staff
will help you find the class time that meets your specific needs. You can even
volunteer in your child’s social studies class! The time commitment is 45
minutes per week for five weeks, during the school day. Sligo Middle
School will participate on the following dates: Feb. 16th, 23rd
and March 9th, 16th and 23rd.
Please contact Samantha Klinger via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
301-838-0471 for more details."