Twenty-eight students participated in Junior Achievement in partnership with Hometown Elementary School. For four days, students engaged in training provided by Junior Achievement. Students then spent a morning at Hometown Elementary teaching lessons on personal responsibility, civic engagement and financial literacy to K-5 classes. Many of the students were Hometown Elementary alumni and others are interested in teaching as a career. The event strengthened bonds with feeder districts and the larger community, and participants will be eligible for scholarships as well.
Principal Jeana Lietz said, “The Junior Achievement Hometown Heroes program was a great way for our OLCHS students to give back to the schools that helped shape who they are today. It was also a great way for community members, especially elementary students, to see how outstanding, kind and intelligent high school students can be. It also allowed our high school students a chance to take a leadership role within a classroom and develop the resiliency and coping skills that come with being in a leadership position. I hope that this is just the first of many opportunities like this with Junior Achievement and our elementary school partners.”