Thank you to the dedicated group of parents who taught Junior Achievement lessons online to students in 1st - 8th grade during Junior Achievement Day on February 24.
During a 4-hour school day parent volunteers introduced topics such as the difference between a "want" and a "need," or how to balance a checkbook, create a budget and think about financial life choices to GISSV's students in Elementary and Middle School.
A special thank you to Anja Seibt who organized and led the JA Day in our Mountain View Elementary School and Sean Eikenberg with whom she shared the effort for our Middle School.
Thank you to all of our parent volunteers, as well as to Junior Achievement of Northern California, our GISSV teachers & staff and – many thanks to our students for asking great questions, sharing their thoughts and prompting interesting discussions.
JA Day in Middle School
The focus for our Middle Schoolers was on economics, global trade, personal finances, career options, and how to prototype and promote product / service ideas.
For our 7th graders from both campuses, parent volunteers with HR background stood up a special career panel. Thank you to our panelists Stacey Moser and Catalina Naranjo. It was a lively session and the students were able to ask questions to Stacey and Catalina about their experiences and career
Organizer Sean Eikenberg stated: "Like every year, we - the volunteers - were amazed by the engagement and interest of our middle school students as well as the greatly appreciated support of the participating GISSV teachers."