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Kindergarteners participate in Junior Achievement

Submitted photo Susannah Setterholm from United Prairie Insurance Agency talks to students in Janel Sasser’s room at Washington Learning Center.

NEW ULM — In celebration of National Volunteer Month, Janel Sasser’s kindergarten class has partnered with Susannah Setterholm from United Prairie Insurance Agency in New Ulm, to learn about how the Junior Achievement program can help them become better citizens in the New Ulm community.

JA Ourselves introduces kindergarten students to the intersection of financial literacy and early elementary grades social studies learning objectives.

Through hands-on classroom activities, the program provides students with an introduction to personal economics and the choices consumers make to meet their needs and wants.

It also introduces students to the role of money in society while providing them with practical information about earning, saving and sharing money.

Setterholm volunteers her time to teach five lessons lasting approximately 30 minutes each.

The students in Sasser’s class have enjoyed learning about making choices, the difference between needs and wants, and how to earn, save, and spend money wisely.

To learn more about Junior Achievement visit, www.ja.org/web/programs/resources.

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