JA in a Day-Alternative Delivery Program
The fun, interactive JA curriculum is traditionally presented once per week for six weeks. This one-day event enables volunteers from one or more companies to present all lessons during one visit. While volunteers present the interactive curriculum and join their students at a school, place of business or on a university campus, teachers enjoy the benefits of having a business professional teach their class for an extended time period.
More than 1,000 students throughout Maine participate in JA in a Day each school year. Some organizations who provided employee support for JA in a Day include; Bangor Letter Shop, Biddeford Savings Bank, Casella Waste Systems, Diversified Communications, KeyBank, Paquin & Carroll Insurance Agency, Robillard Insurance, Saco & Biddeford Savings Bank, Synernet, Inc., and TD Bank.
JA at Presque Isle Middle School was a HUGE hit! Our 8th grade students and teachers are still talking about that dynamic day. It is rare that you have a “universal thumbs up” among 8th grade students, but such was the case with JA! The topics and skills shared with our kids were relevant to them now, which made the learning authentic, engaging and fun, too. Thank you for all of the big work that went in to planning this program for us; we are grateful. We are definitely looking forward to JA next year, if that is a possibility for us. Many thanks . . .
Company Benefits* Direct and immediate impact on local community * Team building/morale boosting employee event * Turn-key project-JA provides volunteer recruitment tools, on-site vounteer training, classroom materials * PR efforts highlight company community involvement
School & Student Benefits* Opportunity to learn about a variety of careers * Show the importance of staying in school * Community involvement in education * Publicity in the community * JA program compeleted all in one day
Example JA in a Day Schedule (times may vary depending on school)8:00 a.m. Volunteers arrive at school-optional morning kickoff 8:15 a.m. Individuals or pairs begin JA lessions in classrooms NOON Lunch 12:30 p.m.Volunteers continue JA lessons in classrooms 1:30 p.m. JA in a Day concludes, employees and students depart
Interested in having JA in a Day?
Michelle Anderson: Greater Portland Area
Ann Goodenow: Sanford Springvale/Northern York/Midcoast Maine
Jill Jamison: Kennebec Valley/Adroscoggin County/Bangor & North