JA Afterschool presents unique opportunities for both schools and nonprofit organizations to enhance their afterschool curriculum. JA works to provide valuable lessons after the school day is over.
Depending on the setting, JA either recruits and trains volunteers or trains the afterschool staff at the particular site to implement JA curriculum. JA programming becomes part of the partnering organizations’ curriculum model for the five to eight weeks during which JA programs are conducted on-site.
Among the new collaborations launched in 2012-13 was one with the Nutmeg Big Brothers/ Big Sisters in Windham. More than 125 elementary and middle grades students learned the basics of managing money and running a business using the “JA It’s My Business” and the “JA More than Money” programs.