On Monday, October 22, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continuing until 1:00 p.m., 32 General Motors employees who typically spend their day managing pick-up truck parts will instead bring JA activities to K-5th grade students at Lincoln Elementary School, 1001 East Cook Road, Fort Wayne.
GM volunteers will read stories about earning and saving money with kindergarten children, they will help 1st grade students map out a community filled with businesses and jobs, and they will engage 2nd grade students in production activities in the own Sweet “O” Donut shop. In 3rd grade classrooms they will mentor students as they build a 3-D city, while in 4th grade classrooms the activities will demonstrate business profit and loss. Working with 5th grade students they will showcase the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills needed in the workplace, for example.
“These GM volunteers will ignite student imaginations through hands-on activities designed to help them experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work in the local, regional and global marketplace,” says Hayli Dick, Program Manager, Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana.