Education Awareness Week

Junior Achievement of Rhode Island (JA) and Teach For America (TFA) are pleased to once again come together for Education Awareness Week (EAW), taking place April 3 – April 7, 2017. During Education Awareness Week, Rhode Island’s government, business, education, and community leaders are invited into the classroom to serve as guest teachers to highlight the needs of Rhode Island students and ensure that everyone receives an excellent education.

The activities for this year’s Education Awareness Week will include a proclamation ceremony with Governor Raimondo, a JA Job Shadow Day with state leaders and students from TFA classrooms, JA’s 5th annual JA Leaders Day at George J. West Elementary School in Providence, opportunities to teach a one-hour lesson in a TFA classroom, and Congressional Leaders Day with members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation.

It is our firm belief that all Rhode Island students have the right to an excellent education and that students from all backgrounds have the potential to succeed at the highest levels, if given the opportunity. With your help, we can make a difference in the lives of Rhode Island’s students. For more information on Education Awareness Week or to let us know of your interest to participate in one of the week's activities, please click one of the links to the left.