Junior Achievement Isle of Man
We have been fortunate in getting JAIoM to come and deliver citizenship sessions to our pupils in the next academic year (2011-12) so here is a little more information about the organisation and the programme that they deliver.
Junior Achievement Isle of Man is an independent member of the Junior Achievement Europe group and runs citizenship programs in some of the island’s schools. The UK is also a member but the scheme is known as Young Enterprise there. Most European countries are members and you can find out more from their web pages.
JA-YE Europe Purpose
• To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy
JA-YE Europe Values
• Belief in the boundless potential of young people
• Commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship
• Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity, and excellence in how we do it
• Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals
• Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration
• Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning
The mission of JA-YE is to use hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life. In partnership with business and educators, JA-YE brings the real world to students and opens their minds to their potential.
JA-YE enterprise and economic education programmes are designed for young people ages 6-25 and are implemented through a partnership between local businesses and schools.
Next year, Y1 will taken part in sessions about ‘Ourselves’ while Y2 will learn about ‘Our Families’. KS2 will be taking part in sessions about ‘Our Community’, ‘Our City’, ‘Our Nation’ and Our World’
Volunteers from the business community receive training before they come in to deliver the sessions to the children.
Each class is allocated two volunteers for the sessions and the class teacher is also present so that follow-up work can be completed if necessary. The volunteers meet with the member of staff before the start of the specific topic in order to run through the outline of the unit and meet with Kirsty Coffey from Junior Achievement Isle of Man.
Junior Achievement are always looking for volunteers to help deliver these programmes so if you are interested, please come and ask us at school about what it involves.