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Edible Arrangements volunteers for Junior Achievement Day

  • children
  • Edible Arrangements
  • Junior Achievement
  • Youth

For second-grade students at Highland Elementary School in Wallingford, Connecticut, Friday May 19 was all about dollars and fruit.

Ten employees from Edible Arrangements, trained in Junior Achievement curriculum, volunteered for `JA Day’ at the school. Working in pairs, the team taught JA’s ‘Our Community’ program to almost 100 students.  Through this program, the youngsters learned about careers and how all jobs help a community. One of the hands-on lessons simulated a production of doughnuts which gave the children first-hand experience in assembly-line production and introduced concepts of quality control, taxes and how the money earned from selling donuts gets spent.

“This was a fun opportunity to work with kids, as well explain business terms in a kid friendly way,” said Jennie Marco, a junior paralegal.  

This is the second year that Edible Arrangements participated in a Junior Achievement Day.  Last year, employees volunteered at a school in Hamden, CT.  This type of work – organized by the Junior Achievement of Southwest New England – helps to build a bridge between the workplace, the classrooms, and the communities.

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