$500 to support JA of Chicago High School Heroes

Goal: $ 500

No of Donation: 11

 

 

Goal: $ 500
Amount Raised: $ 712.5
Remaining : $
No of Donation : 11
Category : Education
Url : http://www.ja.org
Contact Number : 262-432-3646
Address : One Education Way
State : Colorado Springs
City : CO
Country : US
Zipcode : 80906

Challenge

Now more than ever, students need an educational experience that gives them confidence about their future and skills to succeed in the global economy. The uncertain economy and number of jobs requiring postsecondary education is on the rise. Without the proper education and experience, high school students may find themselves lacking the skills needed for a successful economic future.

Solution

To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
JA of Chicago's High School Heroes program offers outstanding high school students the opportunity to become positive role models in a neighborhood elementary school by teaching JA programs. The program is a very meaningful leadership opportunity that will foster personal growth and responsibility in the participating high school students. The experience instills community service values, grows confidence in public speaking skills, and helps students stand out in college and job applications.

Long-Term Impact

It's been proven that students who receive JA six times during their school career are 90% more likely to graduate from high school. The goal of our project will be for youth to develop attitudes aligned with high school graduation and 21st century skills that prepare them for success. In addition, JA programs improve student academic performance and achievement leading to increased graduation rates.

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