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Letter to the Editor -JA thank you

Stacey Dumbacher

Area Coordinator

Junior Achievement serving LaGrange County


To the Editor:

Thank you community volunteers!

LaGrange County volunteers are finishing up the fall Junior Achievement program this week.

Second and third grade students at Meadowview, Topeka and Wolcott Mills Elementary schools learned how money moves throughout a city, the importance of taxes, what banks do for the community, entrepreneurial thinking, the functions of various jobs in a community, the role of government and more.

High school students at Lakeland and Westview learned how to have a good job interview, the importance of personal branding, supply and demand, personal finance and more.

All these lessons learned by students in LaGrange County would not have been possible without our amazing volunteers! These individuals take time out of their day to prepare and lead the sessions at the schools with the students.

A huge thanks to our fall volunteers: Kathy Troyer, Jay Chupp, Margaret Hostetler, Dan Byler, Joe Walter, Chan Varner, Sarah   Bontrager, Michael Christner, Kyle Buchanan, Danielle Hill, Emily Barton, Stewart Bender, Sara Evers, Zach Wilkins, Nick Martin, Ann Fremion, Patrick Wiltshire, Sherryl Rhinesmith, Erika Cook, and Corey Smith.

This year the Junior Achievement programs serving LaGrange will teach financial literacy and workforce readiness to more than 1,400 local youth in elementary, middle and high school. Over 70 area parents and community leaders will be JA volunteers sharing their time and the JA programs with area youth.

 If you would like more in-formation on how you can be-come a JA volunteer, please contact Stacey Dumbacher at 260-415-3422 or Stacey.