slides: Education Awareness Week in Rhode Island
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Among those who participated as “guest teachers” were Sen. Jack Reed, Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, General Treasurer Gina Raimondo, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, and Rhode Island College President Nancy Carriuolo.
Stepping back into the classroom
Following giving their guest lessons, several participants took to Facebook to thank their respective schools and Junior Achievement.
"Thanks to everyone in Mr. Bonitati’s 6th grade class at Gilbert Stuart Middle School for having me! It was a great discussion," said Sen. Reed, who spoke at Gilbert Stuart Middle School on Friday. "I admire your focus on civic engagement and public service."
"Had a great time sharing the lessons learned at my first job as a soda jerker at Barry's Pharmacy in Pawtucket," said Attorney General Kilmartin, who spoke at Carl Lauro Elementary School. "Thank you to Junior Achievement and these future leaders for inviting me to help kickoff Education Awareness Week!"
General Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Raimondo added, "Had a great time meeting with Central Falls, Rhode Island high school students at the Rhode Island State House today. Thanks Junior Achievement and Teach for America for setting this up!"
Education Awareness Week is just one of many collaborations between Junior Achievement and Teach for America, combining Junior Achievement’s Leaders Day where community leaders teach students important money-management concepts, and Teach for America Week where guest teachers lead lessons in corps members’ classrooms throughout the week.
For a recap of some of this week’s guest teachers, check out the slideshow below.
Related Slideshow: Education Awareness Week Participants
Jeremy Duncan, vice president of brand management and marketing communications at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, works with 5th graders as part of the JA Our Nation program where students practice being entrepreneurs by turning ideas into businesses.
Photo credit: Peter Goldberg
President & CEO of The Rhode Island Foundation, Neil Steinberg, with some students from his JA Our Nation class. In JA Our Nation, students learn that businesses are actively seeking workers with skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Photo credit: Peter Goldberg
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