STRATFORD, Conn. – More than 20 volunteers from Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford shared their time and knowledge to teach important financial concepts to more than 400 students in kindergarten through eighth grades at Waltersville School in Bridgeport Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13.
Money for the program was provided by Sikorsky Aircraft, which has been supporting Junior Achievement for more than a decade. Volunteers taught Junior Achievement's programs, which included age-appropriate interactive activities focused on careers, education and economic empowerment skills.
“As role models, Sikorsky volunteers help young people connect the relevance of their classroom learning to their future success. They are letting students know they care, inspiring students to dream big and reach their potential all while developing competitive skills and confidence to succeed in a 21st century global marketplace,” said Bernadine Venditto, president of Junior Achievement of Western CT.
Junior Achievement facilitates community-school programs where trained local business people volunteer their time in schools to teach students about a variety of topics, including career and work readiness and financial literacy. Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to empower young people with the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and economic choices.
For more information about JAWCT or to volunteer, click here or call 203-382-0180.