We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again– our classroom volunteers truly are the backbone of everything we do at JA of Lincoln. Without a dedicated army of generous individuals willing to share their time and experience to take it into the classroom, all the cutting-edge curriculum in the world would be meaningless. We are only as strong as our volunteers, and that’s why we love to take the opportunity to spotlight them. This month’s volunteer highlight is Susan Robak— a newer volunteer who has already made a big impact!
Susan Robak has been volunteering with JA since 2014, teaching at least 3-4 classes each year. Susan is an investment officer for Wells Fargo Advisors, and over the course of the next two months she will teach 3 sections of 5th grade at Zeman Elementary School in Carla Witty’s classroom. Here’s what she had to say about her time with Junior Achievement:
“JA is a great volunteering experience. The curriculum is very good and easy to teach. I love the interaction with the children and the teacher in the class is also very helpful. 5th graders are eager and excited for me to be there. They enjoy the activities of the class and participating in the discussion.The class on resumes is fun to hear the kids talk about their talents and what they want to do for their career. I was at Lowes one weekend and one of the students saw me and wanted me to meet his parents. I see myself volunteering for JA for many years.”
Susan, we certainly hope you will in fact be part of JA for many years! Thank you for all that you do for JA and, more importantly, for the students in your classrooms. You’re an important part of building a better future, one classroom at a time!
If you’d like to join Susan and become a JA of Lincoln volunteer, contact Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 467-1741.