Nearly 30 volunteers from Unum spent Jan. 18 at Presumpscot Elementary School, teaching each grade a different Junior Achievement lesson focused on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness.
Through hands-on games and activities, Unum volunteers engaged with more than 250 students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Presumpscot is the only elementary school in Maine to bring JA programs to all of their classrooms in a one-day event.
Principal Cynthia Loring enthused about the experience. "Collaboration creates prosperity,” she said. “Thank you to our JA/Unum volunteers. Your investment in Presumpscot's human capital will contribute to stronger and more knowledgeable citizens in our future. We greatly value our partnership.”
This is the second year in a row that Unum has provided volunteers for the daylong event.
Since its founding in 1848, Unum has been known for breaking new ground in the business of benefits, and the company is equally committed today to educating consumers about the value of financial protection benefits. Junior Achievement of Maine is thankful to Unum for its support, both financially and in the classroom.
Junior Achievement of Maine is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness through experiential, hands-on programs. In partnership with businesses and educators, JA brings the real world to Maine students, opening their minds to their potential and preparing them for the world of work.