What Junior Achievement Means to an Executive Who Volunteers

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Everybody gets it: giving back is good, especially when it comes to investing in the education of our children.  Everyone is busy, particularly if you are running a company and trying to squeeze in a  a little free time for yourself and your family.

DeAnn Hargis, Managing Director, Global Quality, Compliance and CSR at Alcatel-Lucent, knows its worth her time.  Its obvious that the JA programs make an impression on the students….and on the volunteer.

“I’ve led a Junior Achievement class for the past 9 years working with kids from Kindergarten to 5th grade.  It is amazing the basic free enterprise concepts that children grasp and remember from year to year: resources, capital, how to be an entrepreneur.    When I share this experience with my global colleagues they are amazed that in the US we start teaching free enterprise at such a young age.”

This is why the Council is supporting Junior Achievement and its mission to educate schoolchildren in financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness.

Be a part of it by joining the Atlanta CEO Council at a special Holiday Event, December 3.  This event is open to the community.  Register and donate here.  

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