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Trent and Junior Achievement team up to model the importance of education

Trent University, in support of Junior Achievement, is offering an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to become involved in its Economics of Staying in School (ESIS) program.

The program is looking for volunteers to work with Grade 8 students in the Kawartha Pine Ridge and Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland, Clarington Catholic District School Boards.

ESIS is a highly interactive program designed to help students develop a positive attitude toward education while recognizing the financial costs of living on their own.  Using materials provided by Junior Achievement, volunteers will spend one day in April helping to develop leadership and presentation skills with these young learners as well as educating the students about careers in industry and the importance of staying in school.

Volunteers would be required to attend a two-and-a-half-hour training session followed by one full school day with a group of Grade 8 students during the month of April to deliver the program.

This is an opportunity to reach out to our community and to model the importance of education in the lives of these future citizens.  

If you would like more details, or would like to volunteer your time for this very worthwhile program, please contact Marlene White or Meri Kim Oliver . Together we can make a difference.

Posted February 5, 2004

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