“We tend to forget as adults that our school curriculum does not often allow the teachers to focus on financial and business aspects. We stress the importance of an education but often forget that we must be lifelong learners and work together as a team if we are to make improvements in our community/region. I have been fortunate enough to teach two JA classes and I can report that at 58 I have learned concepts that I had previously thought unimportant to a retired teacher. Whether working or retired, we still must be involved with our youth. Their enthusiasm, energy and eagerness to explore new activities give the JA instructors a chance to plant the seeds of knowledge. They are our future and I want them to be well-informed and aware of what it will take to be successful. Good luck JA and continue your great work!”
-Susan Arnold, Retired Teacher who volunteers for JA classes and coordinates other volunteers in the community representing Spencer County.
"JA is a good program because it helps me make the right choices in the future and makes me interested in a job that I will like. It teaches me strategies on how to get a job and proper manners on how I should act in an interview." Fifth grade student
"I put my JA experience on an application for a bank teller position. The bank called me in for an interview, but as a loan analyst. It turns out that the bank president was a classroom volunteer and knew first-hand what JA had taught me!" Former JA student
"JA provides instruction on realistic things that are going on in this world and the kids open up and begin to believe in themselves." 12th grade teacher