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Richmond, VA, June 8, 2012

Volunteers Teach Students About the Community

Spruance employee participated in “JA in a Day,” a program sponsored by Junior Achievement USA in which five teaching modules are completed in one day.

Second graders at Oak Grove Elementary School on June 8, 2012 learned about “Our Community,” in which they were taught practical information about businesses and the variety of occupations that can be found in an average city.

For 30-40 minutes, volunteers led teaching lessons about communities, the role of the government, decision making and how money moves in the community. In one session, “Sweet ‘O’ Doughnuts,” students were introduced to the concepts of unit production and the assembly line production.

“The students were divided into two groups, each displaying one production method,” says Business Senior Consultant of Supply Management Monica Fontenot. “Two students were chosen to act as inspectors to check the quality of simulated doughnuts. They learned from the exercise that more defect-free units could be produced using an assembly line rather than individually.”

Volunteers included: Denisha Turner, Geoffrey Fontenot, Letisha Adams, Micha Graves, Yolanda Wilcox and Monica Fontenot.

Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through programs and volunteers from the community. “JA in a Day” was coordinated by Spruance Black Employee Network (SBEN) and was open for all Spruance employees to volunteers.