Junior Achievement of Rhode Island

Before requesting a program, please review the delivery requirements below for both week-to-week (traditional) and JA in a Day delivery.

 

Traditional Delivery Requirements

Junior Achievement Responsibilities:

  • Junior Achievement offers its K-12 curriculum to individual classrooms on a first-come, first-serve basis (pending budget availability), and will provide materials free of charge.
  • Junior Achievement will train volunteers, will train teachers as needed, and will provide support before and throughout the JA program.
  • Junior Achievement will connect volunteers and teachers so that they can determine program schedules, and will assist and coordinate as needed.

Principal/Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Principals will allow Junior Achievement staff to speak at a faculty meeting to obtain endorsement of teachers if necessary.
  • Principals agree to implement the requested JA programs if endorsed by their teachers.
  • Principals agree that JA Staff can communicate directly with teachers to coordinate programs.
  • Principal will agree to allow students with media consent forms to be photographed by JA staff for use on JA social media and marketing items; Principal will ensure that teachers know which students can and cannot be photographed.

Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Teachers will communicate with volunteers directly to set schedules and will keep JA Staff informed as needed. Teachers will respond promptly to email messages and/or phone calls from volunteers and JA Staff. Teachers will work with the volunteer to ensure that all sessions of a program are completed.
  • Teachers MUST be in the room with the volunteer(s) at all times. Under no circumstances should volunteer(s) be left in a classroom without the teacher.
  • Teachers will inform volunteers of anything that they should know regarding students and the classroom (language barriers, special needs or circumstances, usual classroom management techniques).
  • Teachers will assist volunteers with materials as needed (setting up posters, handing out student materials, or filling out student names on Certificates of Achievement).
  • Teachers will help the volunteer to stay on schedule during sessions.
  • Teachers will maintain classroom management and discipline. Teachers will respond to any discipline issues that arise.
  • Teachers will engage actively in the program and will encourage students to engage actively as well (prompt students during a class discussion, repeat instructions if students do not understand an activity, etc.)
  • Teachers will inform JA staff of which students can and cannot be photographed, if applicable.

 

JA in a Day Delivery Requirements

Junior Achievement Responsibilities:

  • Junior Achievement offers its K-6 grade curriculum to at least 50% of your school (pending budget availability), and will provide materials free of charge.
  • Junior Achievement will train school coordinator, teachers, volunteers and will provide support before and throughout the JA in a Day.
  • Junior Achievement will create and provide classroom schedules according to the school day schedule provided by the Principal/Coordinator.

Principal/Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Principals will allow Junior Achievement staff to speak at a faculty meeting to obtain endorsement of teachers if necessary.
  • Principals agree to implement the JA programs if endorsed by their teachers.
  • Principals agree to communicate teacher responsibilities (see below) to teachers prior to the event.
  • Principal or Coordinator will set a date with JA staff.
  • Principal or Coordinator will provide necessary teacher and classroom information to JA staff at least 60 days prior to the event date.
  • Principal or Coordinator will provide JA staff with any necessary information to make schedules for the day.
  • Principal will agree to provide lunch for volunteers (breakfast for volunteers is optional).
  • Principal will agree to allow students with signed media consent forms to be photographed by JA staff for use on JA social media and marketing items; Principal will ensure that teachers know which students can and cannot be photographed. 
  • Principal will agree to sign the “Program Verification Form” and “School Photo and Video Release” presented by JA staff at the end of the event day.

Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Teachers MUST be in the room with the volunteer(s) at all times. This is either the classroom teacher or the specials teacher who has come to relieve the classroom teacher for a planning period. Under no circumstances should volunteer(s) be left in a classroom without the teacher. 
  • Teachers will inform volunteers of anything that they should know regarding students and the classroom (language barriers, special needs or circumstances, usual classroom management techniques).
  • Teachers will assist volunteers with materials as needed (setting up posters, handing out student materials, or filling out student names on Certificates of Achievement).
  • Teachers will ensure as much as possible that volunteers stay on schedule according to the schedule determined by JA staff with the Principal/Coordinator.
  • Teachers will maintain classroom management and discipline. Teachers will respond to any discipline issues that arise.
  • Teachers will engage actively in the program and will encourage students to engage actively as well (prompt students during class discussion, repeat instructions if students do not understand activity, etc.)
  • Teachers will inform JA staff of which students can and cannot be photographed.