Volunteer teachers from Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) walked K-5 students at Valley Elementary in Poway, Calif., through a collection of business-themed lessons on May 18. Prepared by Junior Achievement (JA), the class materials are designed to expand elementary school children’s perception of how the world works for adults. The volunteers from Bridgepoint acted as a conduit for this information, teaching from the perspective of real-world adults with real-work information.
“We’re very grateful for the opportunity to support Junior Achievement,” said Jennifer Love Bruce, Bridgepoint Education’s associate vice president of Community Relations. “Bridgepoint partnering with Junior Achievement on JA Teach Day aligns with Bridgepoint’s focus on education and youth in its philanthropic efforts.”
Junior Achievement’s “real-world, real work” learning experience is at the core of JA Teach Day. Children in the classroom are exposed to different facets of an adult’s workday experience, and JA lessons relate big-picture economic concepts and responsibilities to each student’s experience in their family, community, and country. More information on Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties can be found on their website at jasandiego.org
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com, www.facebook.com/BridgepointEducation, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.668.2586 x11636.