Mentors Needed for Junior Achievement Programs

Junior Achievement programs will be starting in school districts within the Manchester area during November and they are in need of mentors!

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa is seeking qualified businessmen and women to serve as classroom mentors in Delaware County to educate kindergarten through 12th grade students about work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills. Classroom volunteers can make a life-long difference in the lives of students in as little as an hour a week for five to seven weeks.

To learn more about how you can make a difference in the lives of local students by volunteering, please contact Heather Weers at or visit

Throughout the school year, Junior Achievement (JA) programs are scheduled with schools and educators throughout Eastern Iowa to help schools meet Iowa Core education standards and to complement classroom efforts. Starting in elementary school, students are introduced to various jobs that are found within a community and how each needs specific skills.

Students further explore how the work people do has a positive effect on a city’s economy. The JA programs offered at the middle school level build on the concepts that the students learned in elementary school. Students explore potential careers and how they are connected to personal finances, discover how to plan for a job, learn how to keep it, learn the difference between technical and soft skills, and will recognize the impact their personal behavior has on their ability to succeed in a job.