On Friday, September 30, 2016, more than 1,000 employees from Ernst & Young LLP (EY) volunteered with Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York), making history by teaching financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness to more than 6,300 elementary, middle and high school students in New York City. The number of students receiving Junior Achievement programming in a single day marks the largest coordinated volunteer event in JA New York’s history.
The programming was delivered in a high-impact daylong format called JA in a Day, which is among JA New York’s most popular programming channels. The day of service was delivered by volunteer role models who team-teach in classrooms to lead hands-on, experiential activities that empower students to own their economic success.
“Coordinating a large-scale day of service where EY employees actively engage with students and empower them own their economic success is gratifying for everyone involved. By collaborating with JA New York, we embrace our corporate responsibility focus in education, entrepreneurship and equity in the workforce. In addition to fulfilling our purpose of building a better working world, EY volunteers also enjoy a valuable opportunity to build teaming and presentation skills,” said Gary Kozlowski, EY Partner who serves on the board of directors of JA New York.
Nine schools in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan welcomed EY volunteers to deliver Junior Achievement programs:
- Achievement First Bushwick Middle School, Brooklyn
- Achievement First Endeavor Middle School, Brooklyn
- IS 230, Queens
- MS 582, Brooklyn
- PS 139 Alexine Fenty School, Brooklyn
- PS 166 Henry Gradstein School, Queens
- PS 196 Ten Eyck School, Brooklyn
- PS 230 Doris Cohen School, Brooklyn
- Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women, Manhattan
“With the help of EY, JA New York is equipping young people with the tools to solve problems creatively, make sound economic decisions, and make the most of opportunity. Together, we are inspiring our region’s young people to imagine and shape their own futures, by giving them the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century economy,” said Joseph Peri, President of JA New York.
EY volunteers taught JA’s hands-on economic education programs in teams of 3-5 people to ensure a high level of personalized attention and differentiated instruction. K-12 students enjoyed welcoming these dynamic guest educators for the day and learning how money, careers and business ownership work. EY has served thousands of New York City and Long Island students and has been partnering with JA New York for more than 20 years.
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ABOUT JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NEW YORK
Junior Achievement of New York is the local affiliate of Junior Achievement USA, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. We recruit, train, and mobilize more than 6,200 corporate and community volunteers to provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA New York delivers more than 80,000 student experiences per year to more than 260 NYC, Long Island and Lower Hudson Valley schools. Visit www.jany.org for more information.
SOURCE: Junior Achievement of New York
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