Last week, 14 volunteers from Dallas Capital Bank had the privilege of participating in Dallas ISD’s Junior Achievement in a Day Program at Lorenzo de Zavala Elementary School. The volunteers taught the Junior Achievement (JA) curriculum for kindergarten, first and second grade classes. JA of Dallas reaches approximately 50,000 students per year.
“We’re proud to partner with an organization that inspires and prepares young people to succeed,” said Wendy Blackwell, Executive Vice President of Deposit & Treasury Services. “These students exhibited great integrity and a strong willingness to learn, and we can’t wait to watch them grow into future leaders in our community.”
Although the Junior Achievement curriculum is traditionally presented once per week for five weeks, this one-day event allows companies like Dallas Capital Bank to present an entire elementary school curriculum over the course of five hours. This is a great way to impact the Dallas community in which we serve, and we were able to make a significant impact in just one day.
Junior Achievement is the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures and make smart academic and economic choices. JA's programs—in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy—ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.