COLUMBIA, SC — Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina is looking for 100 entrepreneurs and business leaders to share their experiences with area school students.
As JAVolunTeachers, the professionals devote as little as five hours during a four-week period going into South Carolina schools and classrooms to teach Junior Achievement’s financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship programs.
The programs are provided at no expense to teachers and schools.
“Teachers request our classes because they know Junior Achievement programs provide an excellent complement to their classroom curriculum,” said Stephanie Stuckey, president of Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina. “JA programs help students connect the dots between what they are learning in school and why it is important and relevant to their lives and futures.”
Stuckey said last year, Junior Achievement had 100 classes requested by teachers that were not taught because of a lack of volunteers.
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills needed to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.
For information about the VolunTeacher program, call (803) 252-1974.
Pigging out for Special Olympics
Tickets are on sale for the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department’s upcoming Cook-A-Pig fundraiser for South Carolina Special Olympics.
Sheriff’s Department code enforcement officers, resident deputies and school resource officers will cook barbecue the Boston Butts that will be available between 3-5:30 p.m. March 28 at the Lexington County James R. Metts Law Enforcement Complex, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington.
The Boston Butts cost $40 and the deadline to buy tickets is March 22.
For tickets, call Dixiana resident Deputy Shannon Dykes at (803) 518-3123 or email email@example.com.
Charity golf tournament
Team registrations are being accepted through Tuesday for the Midlands Baptist Association’s Fifth Annual Charity Golf Tournament.
The event, which will benefit Haitian Relief, will be March 11 at the Oak Hills Golf Club, 7629 Fairfield Road, Columbia.
The tournament will include a $10,000 hole-in-one prize, continental breakfast, catered lunch by The Friendly Caterer, door prizes, goodie bags, various sale items, and complimentary team photos by Chiles Studios.
Last year’s captain’s choice event raised more than $3,000.
To register to play or for corporate or hole sponsorship information, call Emma McGraw Myers at (803) 600-2315.