BBD Volunteers with Junior Achievement "JA in a Day" Program

Posted by admin on May 17, 2019 3:16:23 PM

BBD firm members taught financial concepts to fifth grade students at the Add B. Anderson Elementary School in the School District of Philadelphia on May 9.  

Volunteers at JA in a DayThe Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) hosted the program as a part of PICPA Cares, their outreach initiative offering volunteer opportunities to CPAs throughout Pennsylvania.

The program, called JA in a Day, is designed and directed by Junior Achievement (JA), a nonprofit dedicated to fostering work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, via volunteer-delivered programming, to kindergarten through twelfth grade students nationally. JA in a Day is a fun, intensive crash course on business and economic concepts for school students, taught by the employees of a corporate partner. Students learn about basic economic principles, how businesses function, career opportunities and global markets.

Volunteer JA in a DayBBD volunteers participated in advanced training on the curricula via JA to prepare to run the day-long lessons in the elementary school classrooms. 

"There were a few students who were really grasping the concepts and I think they will take something away from the day," said Raj Misra, a Manager at BBD and one of the volunteers. "One boy in particular had a eureka moment; that was really encouraging to see," he added. 

Giving back is an important aspect of life at BBD, and firm members participate in a number of volunteer activities throughout the year. For more information about past and future service opportunities, visit our Community page and follow us on Instagram.

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