We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – Junior Achievement is only as strong as our volunteers. Without our generous, inspiring, community-minded volunteers who take time out of their work schedules to bring our curriculum into classrooms, we’d be done. So it’s with huge gratitude that we highlight one of our amazing volunteers!
Dustin Lottman from Farm Bureau Financial Services has only been a volunteer with JA for 2 years, but he’s already making a big impact. This year alone, he is signed up to volunteer in five classrooms, dedicating his time to reach high school students. Dustin has taught JA Career Success at Lincoln Southeast and this spring, two sections of Exploring Economics, at Lincoln High.
When asked about the importance of the JA curriculum, Dustin says, “These are life-long lessons and values that you will use no matter the career you enter.”
When asked why he enjoys being a volunteer: “I remember high school being the time when I was really starting to determine what I wanted to do when I grew up. I enjoy teaching these kids the ins and outs of finding the right career, while also building those personal and professional habits that are so important to being successful.”
What does he say to others considering volunteering for JA: “Jump right in. The curriculum is already there, the students enjoy it, and it will help you develop both personally and professionally”
Thank you, Dustin! You’re making a real impact in the lives of students and the future of our community!