Last week Kim Sprattley had the privilege of representing BIS Consulting, Inc. at a Junior Achievement event. She taught the “Community” lesson to a group of energetic 2nd graders at an inner-city Dallas elementary school. “It was such a great opportunity to share with the kids what is like to work in a community,” Kim said. Business professionals throughout the area volunteer to share their time an insight into the business world. Some of these kids don’t have many positive role models in their lives. JA teaches them about community, business, entrepreneurship, and the importance of staying in school. BIS is committed to shaping our kid’s future, and donating time to helping those in our community.
Junior Achievement is a nonprofit organization founded in 1919 to inspire youth to dream about their future. In Dallas since 1954, the volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. With the help of more than 4,200 volunteers this year, JA Dallas students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st-century global marketplace.