- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- State declares test results for schools invalid (10/4/17)2
- Child-custody advocate: State law needs fix to provide parents with more equal custody (10/12/17)
- One of Cape's oldest mom-and-pop restaurants opens in new location (10/10/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
Junior Achievement looking for donors
Junior Achievement is a program that uses community volunteers to teach elementary students about career choices, how businesses run and how the economy works. Provided at no cost to schools, JA's expenses for materials are covered by donations.
In the three years that JA has been active in Cape Girardeau County schools, some 2,800 students have participated. Teachers are enthusiastic about the hands-on approach. And volunteers have been willing to provide real-life experience.
But local funding hasn't materialized. So far, the funding -- it will take $13,000 for the coming school year -- has been provided by the JA program in St. Louis. But hard economic times for the state mean that funding won't be available this year.
Unless local donors are willing to step in and help, the program will end in Cape Girardeau County. The money has to be in place no later than Sept. 1.
Anyone interested in providing financial assistance for Junior Achievement is encouraged to call the program's office at 800-342-7119.