The smell of crayons and glue along with the noise of children’s laughter and excitement flooded the halls of Afton-Lakeland Elementary School where Globe University-Woodbury staff and faculty volunteered for the annual Community Service Day by teaching Junior Achievement’s “JA in a Day.”
Every spring Globe University closes the offices and designates a day for the staff and faculty to volunteer within their local community. For the third year in a row, the Globe University-Woodbury campus partnered with Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest to teach JA in a Day at Afton-Lakeland Elementary School in Lakeland, Minnesota.
The staff and faculty delivered an entire Junior Achievement (JA) program, comprised of five lessons, in the course of one school day to approximately 520 K-6th grade students.
“Junior Achievement’s success depends on the involvement of volunteers like the staff and faculty at Globe University,” said Sharon Severson, senior program director at Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest.
“Volunteers like you are helping to develop a generation of financially literate, workforce ready and entrepreneurial young people who are empowered to take on their futures with direction and enthusiasm.”
Volunteering with JA enabled the Globe University-Woodbury campus to showcase the university’s “We Care” philosophy by taking time out
of the employees’ schedules to give back to the local community.
According to Mindy Shannon, director of charitable giving and community service, our philosophy of caring about our students, employees and employers who hire our graduates, provides a strong foundation for how we engage with the greater community. Our goal is to create partnerships where we can truly make a difference.
“Children are our future, and partnering with JA allowed our staff and faculty to economy, which aligns with Globe’s vision and mission,” said Lisa Palermo, campus director of the Globe University-Woodbury campus.