Mentors needed for Junior Achievement Finance Park
Goodwill-Suncoast is looking for enthusiastic people to be the face of Goodwill in its Junior Achievement Finance Park “storefront” in Tampa. Volunteers will assist 8th grade students with basic family budgeting practices and inspire them with Goodwill’s mission. Goodwill is not only an affordable shopping option, it’s also a job creator!
Finance Park is Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay’s brand new real-life simulation program. After a series of lessons in the classroom, middle school students visit Finance Park, located at 13707 N. 22nd St. in Tampa. The students assume randomly assigned family and income scenarios, and visit businesses – such as Goodwill — to gather information for their personal financial decision-making. The immersive simulation enables them to develop skills to successfully navigate today’s complex economic environment.
What to expect:
1). Volunteers will be giving one-on-one assistance to guide students as they balance their budgets. Goodwill or Junior Achievement staff will always be available to answer your questions.
2). Goodwill staff will provide volunteers with orientation before your volunteer day. Volunteers will be familiar with the roles and responsibilities of volunteers and students.
3). There is a minimal time commitment of approximately six hours of volunteering on the day(s) of your choice.
For more information, contact Addison Acker at Addison.firstname.lastname@example.org or 727- 243-8009.
Goodwill Industries-Suncoast is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. The organization’s successful donated goods retail operation helps support its human services in 10 counties in West Central Florida including employment services, training and job placement for people with disabilities, a children’s literacy program, affordable apartment communities for seniors and people with disabilities, and community corrections programs. For more information, visit www.goodwill-suncoast.org.