Field hosts JA in a Day Monday

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Field High School students will volunteer today with Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio to provide financial literacy, entrepreneurship and economic education programs to all students in Suffield Elementary School.

Monday, part of a JA in a Day program, 40 Field High School student volunteers will visit with 15 classrooms at Suffield Elementary School to teach JA's curricula to every student in the school.

These high school volunteers have participated with Ashley Mauger's economics classes at Field High School and are excited to return to the elementary school to teach for the day.

"We are thrilled to be able work with Mrs. Bookman, principal at Suffield Elementary, to help coordinate this wonderful event this fall," said Denice Schafer, senior district director for Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio. "These high school volunteers will serve as positive role models for the younger students while imparting their experience and business knowledge to students who are starting to learn the value of personal financial literacy and the economics of life."

JA in a Day is a one-day event at the elementary school level that gives volunteers the opportunity to teach Junior Achievement's financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work place readiness curriculum in a condensed time frame.

JA's activity-based programs are taught over the course of one school day as opposed to the traditional implementation method of visiting over five consecutive weeks. This program is a powerful team building experience as well as a memorable community service project.

The benefit for the participating school is a free program that meets educational standards, with minimal time taken from the classroom and which partners volunteers with classroom teachers.

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