Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania provides Free Resource to help teachers, parents, caregivers and students navigate the impact of Covid-19


By Kimberly Cowden


Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania is releasing a free resource for teachers, parents and caregivers who may have students finishing school online to help navigate through the social distancing impacts of COVID-19.

The JA Teacher and Parent Resources site provides access to short videos, JA programs, and at-home activities for grades K-12. The site also features the JA Virtual Speaker Series, a collection of videos filmed by local Pittsburghers, geared towards students in grades 6-12 as well as Making Sense: Understanding the Financial Impact of COVID-19, a guide designed to answer teens’ questions about the economic implications of COVID-19.

These free resources can be found all in one place: https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-westernpa/resources

“During this unique time in our community, we are doing our part to help ensure students continue their education at-home and help parents, caregivers and teachers make the most out of at-home-learning,” said Dennis Gilfoyle, President and CEO. “Our goal is to help young people better understand what’s happening. April is Financial Literacy Month, and this is a really important time to be sharing this kind of information.”

In these uncertain times of change, one thing that has not changed is Junior Achievement’s commitment to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed.

“I am a huge proponent of Junior Achievement,” said Debbie Reynolds, a teacher at J.E. Harrison Middle School in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District. “As a long-time program partner with Junior Achievement, teachers like me appreciate the continued support we receive from JA, especially during this critical time where students, their parents and teachers look to continue learning in a challenging world.”

For more than 80 years, Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania has been providing the educational programming and financial literacy resources to ensure students’ tomorrows and the region’s future workforce. For more information, visit https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-westernpa/about-ja. Today is uncertain, but tomorrow represents hopes and dreams.

About Junior Achievement (JA)

Junior Achievement is the world’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. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provides relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

Today, JA reaches nearly 70,000 students in western PA through some 3,000 local volunteers. JA USA serves four million students per year in 107 markets across the United States, with an additional 6.5 million students served by operations in 117 countries worldwide. Visit www.JAWesternPA.org for more information.