Victoria A., USAA employee, took advantage of virtual tools to create a classroom atmosphere for her "JA in a Day" submission.
Service is one of our core values — it's who we are. While the past year has made in-person volunteering more difficult, the need has only increased.
Over one-third of U.S. nonprofits are in jeopardy of closing within two years because of the financial harm inflicted by the pandemic, according to philanthropy research data.
Even though the necessary restrictions of social distancing and limited gatherings made volunteering more challenging, USAA employees still managed to make a difference for more than 3,500 middle and high school students through Junior Achievement.
“In years past, employees have visited local schools to share advice and lessons with students as part of Junior Achievement’s 'JA in a Day' across all of our regional campuses, says USAA's Senior Corporate Responsibility Manager, Jeanah G. “This year, the experience is virtual, making it even easier to participate from anywhere.”
Junior Achievement is a national organization that aims to inspire young students and prepare them for success through local programs such as JA in a Day and Finance Park. To accommodate the new restrictions, participants now record and submit videos for a particular subject, focused on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
The JA In a Day program is one of many opportunities for our employees to help the community, even while living with the restrictions of the pandemic.
*Nonprofit organizations must meet USAA's eligibility guidelines (legally compliant, non-discriminatory, non-political) and complete an annual self-certification