Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Making a Difference in Our Kids’ Future

Cari Dietman, vice president at Bremer Bank, has served on the board of directors and has served as a volunteer instructor at the Area Learning Center for the past eight years for Junior Achievement.

Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.

JA’s 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.

Its unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver our curriculum while sharing their experiences with students. “This work is important to me because it teaches kids good, personal financial choices and ultimately helps them become a successful, productive member of society,” said Dietman, “I really enjoy working with these kids and find it very fulfilling!”

Posted by Kathy Grochow, NRS, St. Cloud

No comments: