JROTC Members Teach Junior Achievement Program to Elementary Students

December 19, 2018

Cadet Strommen discusses a Junior Achievement assignment with a Highland Park Elementary student.

More than 240 members of the Cretin-Derham Hall JROTC Raider Brigade participated in the one-day 17th Annual Junior Achievement Service Learning Project at three St. Paul elementary schools—Highland Park Elementary, The Heights, and Hazel Park Elementary.

After two weeks of preparation to write group and individual lesson plans, the CDH Cadets taught the Junior Achievement course material to 1,400 elementary students in grades K-5. The project was wrapped up by each CDH student writing reviews and reflections about the experience.

Junior Achievement's programs in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy are designed to ignite a spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.

Both CDH students and elementary kids found the experience valuable. The CDH Cadets learned first-hand about teaching students from various and diverse backgrounds. The younger students had a chance to see and learn from high school students. This was a powerful day for all involved.


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