Invest – Involve – Inspire. That’s what IIA members have the opportunity to do when they volunteer in a classroom through the programs offered by Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide. Are you aware that The Institute of Internal Auditors has a global partnership with JA?
JA Worldwide is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.
Over the past year, IIA members volunteered hundreds of hours in classrooms across the country on behalf of The IIA and JA. Join us this school year in continuing to make this program a success by sharing your time and passion with students in your local schools.
There are a variety of ways IIA chapter members can support Junior Achievement. You can be a classroom volunteer, hold a “JA in a Day” event, or participate in a fundraising initiative. And what’s even better is that IIA chapters can even earn Chapter Achievement Program (CAP) points by getting involved. Holding an informational session with chapter members is a great way to get started. The IIA can provide promotional handouts, and your local JA office may also provide materials and helpful tips to make your session effective and fun. To get started, please contact your local JA office or PR@theiia.org.