One focus of Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore is to identify workforce gaps in businesses and industries in our local community. Junior Achievement then teams up with the schools to create a hands-on, experiential curriculum; engaging the business community to create a pipeline of future employees. The Ag Day program consists of five in-classroom lessons about resources and entrepreneurship for 4th-graders. The sixth activity is an expo-style event featuring local business owners, each with their own interactive exhibit. The purpose of the expo is to show students all the different facets of the agriculture industry.
For more information about the JA Our Region program, visit the JA Our Region program page.