Solberg Gives Back to the Community
August 20, 2012
Erma Bombeck once said "volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience and just plain love for one another." Solberg's Amanda Wilcox believes in these same values and is giving back to the community through Junior Achievement.
For the past two years, Solberg's Amanda Wilcox has been teaching a Junior Achievement course to sixth graders at Lombardi Middle School in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Amanda is the Customer Service Manager at Solberg and she has always enjoyed interacting with people, both domestically and internationally. She enjoyed the interaction so much that she began volunteering at Lombardi Middle School in Lisa Olson's sixth grade Social Studies Class to teach a Junior Achievement Global Marketplace course. The course provides practical information about the global economy and its effect on students' lives.
Concepts taught in this course include business practices, culture, currency, domestic and international trade, human resources and technology trends. Skills learned include analyzing points of view, gathering and organizing information, persuasion, compromise, and oral and written communication. "I like volunteering because it gets the students excited about their future and how they'll use some of what they are learning now in their own careers," said Amanda.
Founded in 1919, Junior Achievement USA is the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement's programs — in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy — ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.
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