High School Junior Achievement Volunteers Visit Deasy

High School Junior Achievement Volunteers Visit Deasy photo

Glen Cove High School students Maria Aguilar, Gabriela Derosa, Veronica Maldonado, Elena Negron, Natalie Torres and Natalie Velasquez recently taught Junior Achievement lessons to Deasy students.

The high school students were trained by Junior Achievement of New York staff to teach elementary students about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and college/career readiness. All JA of New York programs directly correlate to New York State Learning Standards in social studies, mathematics and English. They are fun, interactive and offer hands-on experiential learning. 

First-graders participated in JA Our Families, which explains how family members’ jobs and businesses contribute to the well-being of the family and of the community. The program introduces the concept of needs and wants and explores the ways families plan for and acquire goods and services. Meanwhile, second-graders took part in JA Our Community, which uses posters and games to offer practical information about businesses and the many jobs those businesses offer in a community. 

Deasy Principal Melanie Arfman thanked the high school students for volunteering their time to assist the school’s youngsters and to Jason Smiloff, the district’s work based learning coordinator, for planning and organizing this initiative.