Author: Linda Bois
Published: Tuesday, 31 Jan 2017
Original Story from Junior Achievement of Upstate South Carolina
A JA volunteer from India taught JA Personal Finance to students at a charter school in Greenville, SC, where 100% of the students qualify for free and reduced lunch. He then sent this tribute to the volunteer, the educator, and the students. “Tom” is the teacher.
I finished my last class this morning. I've got to tell you that I immensely enjoyed working with Tom. He ad-libbed with me, showing the kids that we were a team, throughout all of the classes. At the beginning of the second class, he had his entire class rise up, bow with both hands folded and greet me with the words, Namaste, a formal greeting in India. I was touched! And the greetings continued through all sessions. Very nice touch. This morning, as we handed out the certificates, Tom played the classical graduation piece, Pomp and Circumstance. How can anyone top that? The next time Tom has a JA course, sign me up. Period.
Thank you to both our wonderful volunteer as well as educators for enhancing education around the world.