2013-14: Junior Achievement of Wisconsin
The School District of New Berlin presented its inaugural Friend of Education Award in February 2014 to Junior Achievement of Wisconsin for its wide-ranging support at all grade levels.
In the elementary schools, Junior Achievement volunteers introduce financial literacy, work-readiness and entrepreneurship in classroom lessons aligned with district curriculum. This year for the first time, SDNB participated in JA’s BizTown program, which combines lessons with a daylong visit to a life-size, interactive town. Students learn how to become workers, producers and consumers as they run businesses, do banking, serve as mayor and more. SDNB piloted BizTown last year with Elmwood Elementary 5th graders and will expand it to be district-wide in 2014-15.
In the middle schools, 8th grade students explore careers with Junior Achievement’s “It’s My Future” program, learning about various jobs’ educational requirements, needed skills, salary ranges and more. At the high schools, Junior Achievement helped organize Career Days in which about 60 classroom presentations were given by professionals in a wide variety of careers.
THANK YOU to Junior Achievement and Program Manager Suzanne Carlson for your great work!