PARSIPPANY — Students at Northvail Elementary School recently had the opportunity to participate in a Junior Achievement Day. The program included kindergarten through fifth grade classes. According to Junior Achievement, the program is a partnership between business and educators to bring the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential and preparing them for the world of work.
At Northvail, approximately 34 volunteers from New Jersey Manufacturer’s Insurance Company spent the day teaching JA lessons and engaging students. The lessons included: Ourselves, Our Families, Our Community, Our City, Our Region and Our Nation. Each grade level received different age-specific curriculum lessons that were fun and interactive and allowed volunteers to share their experiences with students giving them a first-hand perspective of today’s business world. The dynamic class discussion promoted stronger critical thinking, decision-making and communication skills in students.
Principal Jeff Martens at Northvail, helped organize the event along with Alicia Fusco, Senior Director of the Junior Achievement program, and Cindy Berger and Pat Hartpence, Lead Coordinators from NJM.